Township says no again on Taggart Miller project


township had when the company was loo- king at a site near the edge of Russell village for its CRRRC project still apply to the Carls- bad Springs site, which is about five kilo- metres northwest of the original Russell site. “The original North Russell (Road) site comments reflect on the Boundary Road site as well,”Mayor Leroux said, adding that the township’s threemain concerns are how the proposed waste disposal and recycling facility’s operations would affect local air and water quality in the area and also affect local and regional traffic patterns. Taggart Miller Group has been looking at developing a waste disposal and recycling operation in Eastern Ontario for several years. The original plan was for a site loca- ted in Russell Township on North Russell Road. That has met opposition both from the township and from local groups. The

Russell Township is telling the province one more time that it is opposed to a proposal from an Ottawa-based consortium for a new waste disposal project located near its municipal border. Township council voted approval during its Feb. 17 session to send a letter to the provincial Environment Ministry, prior to a Feb. 20 deadline, restating its concerns about the Taggart Miller Group’s proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre project (CRRRC). The site the company favours for the project is on Boundary Road near Carls- bad Springs with eastern limits of the City of Ottawa’s Cumberland Ward. Mayor Pierre Leroux said during a phone interview that the same objections that the

Russell Township is telling the province one more time that it is opposed to a proposal from an Ottawa-based consortium

company then began looking at an alterna- tive site on Boundary Road.That too has met opposition from a local community group and also CumberlandWard Coun. Stephen Blais. As part of its provincial permit appli- cation to go ahead with further development work on the project, Taggart Miller Group has conducted an environmental assess- ment (EA) on both sites. The company’s final EA report is available online at www. Boundary Road site is now the favoured site but the company has not yet removed the North Russell Road site from consideration yet. Theministrymust nowmake a final deci- sion whether or not to approve the com- pany’s permit application for the CRRRC. That decision may not occur until the end of this year.



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