Protesters Want Denial of Proposed Dalton Landfill

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Protesters gathered at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield Wednesday, just before the Department of Environmental Services public hearing on a proposed landfill in Dalton.

WHITEFIELD — A full parking lot and a line of protesters with signs spanning the front of White Mountains Regional High School Wednesday attested to the opposition to a proposed landfill in Dalton that opponents fear would harm the environment and pollute the nearby Ammonoosuc River.

With chants of “Do the right thing — deny!” the group said they want to get a message to the state Department of Environmental Services that this is the wrong location for a landfill, especially after a nearby landfill in Bethlehem already has experienced problems with Casella Waste Systems, Inc., the Vermont company that wants to place the 189-acre landfill adjacent to Forest Lake State Park.

Protesters arrived ahead of the Department of Environmental Services hearing on the project that started at 3 p.m. will have full coverage after the hearing.

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