Rumpke is planning an extensive 466 acres expansion of the previous Bond Road landfill in Whitewater Township, bringing their new planned landfill to a total of 579 acres. This expansion sits on the Ohio and Indiana border and was previously a Monsanto dump site. There are many residential neighborhoods that directly surround the area. This development includes construction and significant additional traffic on local thoroughfare, Sand Run Road.
This will negatively impact the nearby residents for generations to come:
-Decreased property values
-Increased noise pollution
-Increased traffic on Sand Run Road and the surrounding areas
-Exposure to potential noxious odors
-Increased health risks, including breathing difficulties, coughing, eye irritation, including an increased risk of health issues at birth and in young children.
-Concern for the Whitewater River, the local eagle population, local well water and community water fields
-Concern over the potential to stir up previous Monsanto waste residue
-Decrease in visitors to surrounding area’s small businesses, including outdoor recreation business such as skiing, kayaking and canoeing
-Decrease in future business opportunities and future business investments in the community
Funds donated will be used to fight this expansion, primarily to hire a lawyer to help us fight. This will also be used towards costs for signs, flyers, and other similar items.
An audit trail will be available for any funds spent. If any surplus funds remain they will be donated to a local environmental restoration project.