Are you Concerned About the Proposed Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion?
We Believe the Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion Proposal or Chiquita Canyon Landfill’s Master Plan Revision is not only irresponsible, but will be unsafe for numerous residents and employees of the Santa Clarita Valley and therefore demand that the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, Board of Supervisors, The County of Los Angeles, The City of Santa Clarita, The Castaic Area Town Council, the Val Verde Civic Association, local and state lawmakers, health departments or services and environmental protection agencies and/or boards DO NOT APPROVE, RECOMMEND or PASS THIS PROPOSAL. We also want Chiquita Canyon Landfill to honor its current Conditional Use Permit which states:
The maximum total capacity of the landfill shall be 23 million tons. Landfill closure shall occur when this capacity is reached, or November 24, 2019, whichever occurs first.
Chiquita Canyon Landfill is seeking a new Conditional Use Permit from the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning to massively increase the size of the landfill. If approved, the landfill will more than double its daily waste intake from 5,000 to 12,000 tons, roughly double its waste footprint to 400 acres, and extend 133 feet in the air reaching their maximum elevation of 1,573 feet.
IT WILL NOT ONLY BE THE LARGEST LANDFILL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,BUT ONE OF THE LARGEST LANDFILLS IN THE UNITED STATES. ITS BORDERS WILL BE ONLY 500 FEET FROM THE NEAREST COMMERCE CENTER, 1200 FEET FROM THE NEAREST HOME, 5000 FEET FROM THE NEAREST SCHOOL AND LESS THAN A MILE FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHURCHES, RESTAURANTS, AND THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTIAL HOMES — WITH MORE DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST VIA THE NEWHALL RANCH PROJECT.
In the 1994 Northridge earthquake the Chiquita Canyon Landfill was reported to have SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE, with multiple tears in the geosynthetic liner. Because of the inherent risks of landfill gases, landslides, pollution to groundwater and the watershed, landfills are usually sited away from residential areas. The Chiquita Canyon Landfill Expansion Proposal will severely impact the health and well being of individuals living, working, going to school, in and around the area as well as possibly disastrous to the water table for all of Santa Clarita Valley via the Santa Clara River Basin. The new expansion will reach the east ridge which is the lowest point of the canyon wall. The landfill will not only be visible, THERE WILL BE NO BARRIER BETWEEN BUSINESSES AND HOMES EAST OF THE LANDFILL.
Current residents of Val Verde, the closest residential area to the landfill at its current size, are not only smelling the landfill but experiencing health issues such as nausea, sleeplessness, migraines, asthma attacks, dizziness, and even miscarriages as well as animals dying, which are commonly the result of landfill contamination. If the expansion goes through NEW areas to the EAST and SOUTHEAST of the landfill will be impacted, including; Hasley Hills, Live Oak, Castaic, West Ranch and Stevenson Ranch.
Please sign the petition to ensure that the town councils and committees, county, state, and government entities know its citizens are against this proposed expansion. WE DEMAND OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMITTEES, COUNCILS, AND LEADERS TO PUT THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS FIRST AND STOP THE THE CHIQUITA CANYON LANDFILL EXPANSION!
Sign the petition and let your voice be heard