Maude Barlow and members of the Council of Canadians last week visited the blockade in Dundalk to show their support to the members of Six Nations and the local community that have been preventing the construction of a bio-solid waste treatment facility since early April.
The proponent company, Lystek, is seeking provincial approval to truck in 328,500 tonnes of sewage sludge per year to be processed at a facility they have already started to build adjacent to a public school and near the headwaters of the Grand River.
“This is a travesty,” said Ms. Barlow. She is currently on an eight city tour to protect the Great Lakes. “When will we learn to protect these precious water sources?” she asked.
The Council of Canadians is in full support of the community’s opposition to the Lystek operation as well as the blockade, a press release says, and calls on the McGuinty government to order a complete environmental assessment of the project.