2007-02-15 / Letters to the Editor

Paving the landfill is dangerous

Think "pothole, pothole, pothole"! Councilor Kelly says pave the landfill with asphalt and/ or concrete so surrounding wells will never get polluted. Worst possible solution!

GZA, the town's engineers, have explained how garbage in a landfill will hump and heave so extra maintenance would be needed to prevent fissures (potholes). Potholes are dangerous because rainwater surges down through the garbage forcing pollutants into the aquifer.

And, as I drive out of my driveway on my way for morning coffee in the Village, and hit North Road, no one can convince me that potholes would never be a problem.

Phil Willis, 1191 North Rd.

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