Petition against the Long Harbour Road Industrial Compost Facility
- TO THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY OF THE
PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED
The Petition of the undersigned residents
WHEREAS Newfoundland Industrial Composting Ltd. is proposing to establish an indoor industrial composting facility to process a variety of organic waste (animal carcasses and fish offal) from commercial and industrial sources in Newfoundland, to produce a marketable organic fertilizer;
WHEREAS this undertaking will be located on Route 202, approximately five kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway which is the boundary of Chapel Arm;
WHEREAS the proposed location is approximately 600 m from the old rail bed which is a popular location for camping, recreational hunting and recreational fishing, and there are cabin owners, on granted land, at the crossing of the old rail bed and Route 202;
WHEREAS there is concern that odour, and the increase of flies, rodents and predatory animals will be a serious problem for all residents and will seriously affect quality of life and impede future growth and development of the community;
WHEREAS Route 202 is a narrow and high-trafficked road, and an increase in truck traffic increases the risk of a serious motor vehicle accident.
WHEREUPON the undersigned, your Petitioners, humbly pray and call upon the House of Assembly to urge Government to deny access to the proposed location for Newfoundland Industrial Composting Ltd. on Route 202.