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UPDATE: Council celebrates Site 41 win

This morning Council of Canadians staff celebrated the win to protect the Alliston aquifer against the Site 41 dump site in Simcoe County, Ontario.

Wearing Site 41 t-shirts from the campaign (with ‘Victory’ newly silk-screened on them by Melissa Dick) staff gathered outside our office on 170 Laurier Avenue in Ottawa.

The Toronto Star reported on May 26 that, “The province has revoked the operating certificate of approval for Elmvale’s notorious Dump Site 41, just hours after Simcoe County Council voted to rezone the landfill for agricultural uses. The decision means the site will be permanently shuttered.”

This news came almost one year to the day of the Toronto Star news report that quoted Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow boldly vowing, “This dump will not open.”

The campaign wins that led us to this final win include:

WIN! Ontario revokes Certificate of Approval for Site 41

WIN! Site 41 landfill put on hold
August 26, 2009

WIN! Simcoe County council votes “to cease construction and all further development of Site 41″
September 22, 2009

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this campaign and this win!