Landfill concerns continue to mount for Rensselaer residents

January 25, 2018 04:50 PM

RENSSELAER - There are more concerns about a landfill in Rensselaer.

Residents now say the Dunn Landfill occupies space that used to be home to historic monuments that date back to the 1600s.

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Residents tell NewsChannel 13 the landfill was only supposed to be used for construction and demolition debris, but that they often find trash bags and food containers around.

The landfill is near a cemetery and school. People are worried about debris and dust drifting into the schoolyard where kids play.

"It goes from grades from pre-k all the way to 12th grade. So anything that they are exposing the children to, these children will be exposed to this from pre-kindergarten all the way to when they graduate," pointed out Joanne Kathleen Farrell with Rensselaer Community Action.

Residents say they're also concerned asbestos materials are at the landfill.


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