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    Governor Kathy Hochul

    The Honorable Kathy Hochul
    NYS State Capitol Building
    Albany, New York 12224
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    NYS DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos

    Commissioner Basil Seggos
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
    625 Broadway
    Albany, New York 12233

    Assemblyman John T. McDonald

    Assemblyman John T. McDonald III
    LOB 417
    Albany, New York 12248

    NYS DEC Regional Director Tony Luisi

    Tony Luisi, Director Region 4
    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
    625 Broadway
    Albany, New York 12233

    Senator Neil D. Breslin

    Senator Neil D. Breslin
    Capitol Building 430C
    Albany, New York 12247

    NYS DOH Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett

    Dr. Mary Bassett MD, MPH
    Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
    Corning Tower Building
    Albany, New York 12237

    Writing to Elected Officials

    Tell DEC and Governor Hochul that the Dunn Landfill does not belong in a heavily populated area next to a public school.

    Some impacts of this landfill:

    This huge 99 -acre industrial operation is right next to a large school district campus housing over 1,100 students and hundreds of teachers and other school staff.

    Up to 100 long-haul tractor trailer trucks from seven states travel each weekday over our highways to dump their loads in Rensselaer.

    These trucks roar through residential neighborhoods in the city of Rensselaer from 6:40 am to late afternoon, disturbing the peace, spewing diesel exhaust and tying up traffic.

    Foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide gas assaults the nostrils of residents, schoolchildren and school staff.

    All of these issues create health hazards and negatively impact quality of life for the people of Rensselaer and neighboring East Greenbush.

    Significant levels of PFAS chemicals have been found in the landfill leachate. Millions of gallons of this leachate is discharged untreated each year into the Hudson River, potentially affecting the seven communities downstream from Albany that draw their drinking water from the river.

    The permit for the dump is scheduled to be renewed in 2022 and has the capacity to continue operating through 2036 or beyond. The people of Rensselaer and East Greenbush are tired of having their lives disrupted by the dump. They deserve better. The dump should be closed and remediated.

    Sign Dunn Dump Petition

      Dear Governor Kathy Hochul and DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos:

      We, the undersigned call on you both to immediately shut down the Waste Connections Dunn Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste dump in Rensselaer, NY. It is located 200 feet from a pre-existing PreK-12th grade school, athletic fields, and close to many neighborhoods. Up to 100 massive tractor trailer trucks also roar through the city of Rensselaer each day. Therefore, this dump is a health and environmental hazard to thousands of children and families, and a serious quality of life issue. We urge you to shut down the Dunn Dump and require the company to fully clean up the school, homes and the dump, and to reject any proposed expansion.

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