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16 people have now been arrested at Site 41

16 people have now been arrested at Site 41The Midland Mirror reports that six “arrests (on Monday at Site 41) bring to 16 the total number of people charged with mischief since police began enforcing a court injunction put in place July 22.”
The “six protesters charged by police outside the hotly contested Site 41 landfill on Aug. 17 say they were merely trying to question County of Simcoe workers (about why the water at the protest camp near the landfill construction site had turned cloudy).”

“Dave Wahwahbiginojii, a First Nations resident from northern Ontario, said he was at the scene trying to negotiate answers through the OPP’s aboriginal response team.”

“Wahwahbiginojii said when workers arrived sometime before 9 a.m., the site supervisor was asked about the water quality. Two local citizens also inquired about who authorized the continuation of work at the site, given that a Simcoe County council meeting on Aug. 25 is expected to include a vote on a moratorium.”

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be at that Simcoe County council meeting to call for a one-year moratorium on Site 41.

Please take action before August 25 by responding to the Council of Canadians ‘ACTION ALERT: Support a moratorium on Dump Site 41’ at http://canadians.org/action/2009/10-Aug-09.html.

Support from across Canada is welcome. To read our analysis on why Site 41 is a national issue, go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=973.

For background on the court injunction, go to http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=1537.

The full Midland Mirror article is at http://www.midlandmirror.com/midlandmirror/article/143484.