Belkorp pleased with decision

Belkorp pleased with decision

Dear Editor

On Feb. 18, the BC Court of Appeal released its decision on an appeal by the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) from a decision of the BC Supreme Court relating to the Cache Creek Landfill Extension.The NNTC had sought to quash the procedural order and terms of reference adopted by the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for the environmental assessment of the Cache Creek Landfill Extension Project. Its application to the Supreme Court for that relief was dismissed. While the Court of Appeal identified a technical deficiency in the procedural order, it likewise refused to quash the order.“We firmly believe that the Cache Creek Landfill Extension provides the best balance of environmental, economic, and social factors versus other options for the management of non-recyclables and non-compostables,” says Russ Black, general manager of Wastech Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. “We have been working hard to get this project to implementation state and based on third-party research, this landfill in Cache Creek is an excellent choice for disposal of Metro Vancouver’s solid waste.”John Ranta, Mayor of the Village of Cache Creek, strongly supports the project: “The Landfill Extension is an engineered facility, and it could become a valuable option for BC municipalities and regional districts looking for a sustainable bridge to zero-waste that is made-in-BC, affordable and flexible.”The Province’s Environmental Certificate review process considered the technical, economic, social aspects of the Extension, and the environmental merits of the facility including a double-composite liner (the only landfill with this level of protection in BC), leachate contingency systems, rigorous monitoring and the solid track record of the operators.

Nancy GrenierCommunications Officer, Belkorp