Waste dumped il­le­gally

Res­i­dent dis­cov­ered pile of trash in Pil­grim’s Pond Pit area out­side St. An­thony on July 31

Northern Pen - - Front page - BY STEPHEN ROBERTS stephen.roberts@north­ern­pen.ca

A St. An­thony man is dis­gusted with waste ma­te­rial he found dumped at Pil­grim’s Pond Pit, lo­cated about five kilo­me­tres out­side St. An­thony.

Carl Rum­bolt and a friend were in the area on July 31 look­ing for some “ground” to level his garbage box.

He says on the way back, they no­ticed a large pile of waste.

The Pil­grim’s Pond Pit area is not au­tho­rized for waste dis­posal and is lo­cated about three kilo­me­tres from the re­gion’s des­ig­nated land­fill site.

The dump­ing is there­fore il­le­gal.

Rum­bolt took a pic­ture of the waste and shared it to Face­book later that day.

“I didn’t care who seen it, but I wanted to get it out there and make sure who­ever did it would see it,” he told The North­ern Pen.

A Yamaha Phaser II snow­mo­bile hood, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, car seat, tire, rope, nails, sponge, Sty­ro­foam, buck­ets, pipe, hoses, parts of a fur­nace and snow-blower, vene­tian blinds, bot­tles and var­i­ous other items were amongst the pile il­le­gally dumped in the area.

Rum­bolt calls the scene ridicu­lous.

He points out that the land­fill site is open ev­ery day ex­cept Sun­days. There­fore, he says, if some­body stopped there to dis­pose

“To come in here in a nice en­vi­ron­ment like we got here in New­found­land and see all this, it just turns my stom­ach.”

of the waste and the gate was closed, all they had to do was wait un­til the next morn­ing to get rid of it.

“But to come in here in a nice en­vi­ron­ment like we got here in New­found­land and see all this, it just turns my stom­ach to look at it,” said Rum­bolt.

As of Thurs­day, Aug. 2, it isn’t known who dumped the waste.Deborah Goos­ney, an en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer, told The North­ern Pen, as of Fri­day, Aug. 3, she had been in­formed of the in­dis­crim­i­nate dump­ing and is cur­rently ad­dress­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

In ac­cor­dance with New­found­land and Labrador En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act, fines for il­le­gal dump­ing can range from $500 to $10,000 for in­di­vid­u­als.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion on sus­pi­cious dump­ing ac­tiv­ity can con­tact Crime Stop­pers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP90 + their mes­sage to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Se­cure Web Tips at www.nl­crimestop­pers.com

STEPHEN ROBERTS/THE NORTH­ERN PEN

In the fore­ground is a Yamaha Phaser II snow­mo­bile cab while var­i­ous other items in­clud­ing buck­ets, screens, card­board, rope, etcetera can be found as well.

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