19 05 2011

“The Waterloo Region Landfill, originally opened in 1972, now sits right next door to the City of Waterloo’s urban development. This is the first in a three-part series that examines the uneasy relationship between the landfill and the locals.

Last fall, Anne Childs began to feel very ill.

‘Your lungs burn. I had headache, dizziness. Your eyes burn,’ said the Westvale resident.

‘You feel very unwell; a nausea feeling.’ Childs reported the symptoms of her physical illness to the Ministry of the Environment – because she believes they are related to her proximity to the Waterloo Region Landfill.

‘They call it odour. But it’s pollution,’ Childs said.”




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