(Drummondville) Drummondville municipal officials are calling for the mobilization of their population to oppose the Quebec government’s decision to allow multinational waste management to continue to maintain a technical landfill in the Saint-Sector. Nicepherus.
A public consultation meeting will be held in Drummondville next Monday evening by the Ministry of Environment and the fight against climate change.
The government has confirmed that the Saint-Nicofor landfill site will reach full capacity in two months and that the chances of the waste currently being dumped at the site being diverted to other locations are slim.
Quebec therefore ordered the establishment of a special intervention zone to allow the continuous operation of the landfill site without affecting the sanitation and public sanitation issues throughout southern Quebec.
However, there have been a lot of complaints about this authority from the elected authorities of Drummondville, especially as it extends over a period of 10 years. The city council says the permit is against the will of the people.
The city of Drummondville reports that the Ministry of Health and Social Services and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing have noted significant reservations previously made in this regard. She also recalled that court rulings proved her right.
Mayor, Alain Carrier, said the decision marks an attack on the autonomy of municipalities.
However, the Ministry of Combat on Environmental and Climate Change reported that special intervention has been adopted by Zone Decree and will replace local and regional planning and town planning regulations. Moreover, such a zone will remain in force until the government decides to revoke its decree.
The Saint-Nicaphor sector runs along the Saint-Franకోois River, southeast of Drummondville.