Chugiak residents protest landfill via social media
Along old Glenn highway off of Kerbow Lane is the site of a proposed 17-acre monofill.
ANCHORAGE - Along old Glenn highway off of Kerbow Lane is the site of a proposed monofill. It is reported that it would occupy about 17 acres near a municipal sand storage facility.
Residents and home-owners in the area feel it's a bad idea because of its proximity to Loretta French park.
Maria Rentz a resident of chugiak says she opposes the landfill and took to the web with her concerns.
"We feel that putting a dump next to this park within a stone's throw of a daycare and a community center is just a health hazard," said Rentz.
They say health is their biggest concern. The monofill developer, Central Recycling, has designed the landfill to handle mainly construction and demolition debris, which community resident Theresa Daily says could release a harmful hydrogen sulfide gas.
"Its a concern it just doesn't make sense to us...why would you put something that is just going to leach into wells all over this area," said daily.
So far the "stop the dump" group has received more than 300 facebook likes and more than 800 petition signatures.
The neighbors say they will continue to fight against any plan that leads to a monofil in their backyard.