Anti-Mining Petition

Post date: Mar 8, 2012 1:06:32 AM

There will be a petition circulating for Lakeview Ridge residents to sign. It asks the Cleveland Board of Zoning to disallow an application for strip mining a piece of land adjacent to our community.

This is a copy of the petition. We urge all residents to sign it.

Proposed Surface Mine and Construction and Demolition Waste Landfill

Proposed Site - 4300 Bradley Road:

    1. Consists of 35 acres between the toxic Harshaw Chemical Co. and the Cuyahoga River.
    2. Is adjacent to an existing violation-closed landfill that is leaking toxins into the water and soil.
    3. Is adjacent to more than 200 homes on Sky Lane and Gino Lane and within one mile of 1000 homes.

Property Owner - Bradley Road, Inc.

    1. Has a 21 year history of code violations and owes $167,000 in delinquent property taxes on the site.
    2. May realize an estimated profit of $40 million over 15 years.
    3. Violates 14 regulations for the existing permit.

Proposed Plan for Mine and Landfill

    1. To remove 600,000 square yards of soil through surface mining.
    2. To fill the excavation with 61 million tons of construction and demolition waste. [The debris is the same material that caused illness to first responders at the World Trade Center.]
    3. To operate for the next 15 years, from 7:30 am to 5 pm., six days a week.

Old Brooklyn Residents

  1. Will be exposed to toxic air contaminants from the excavation and noise from heavy equipment.
  2. Can expect toxins to pollute the ground and surface water of the Cuyahoga River and Spring Rd Creek.
  3. Can expect their horne values to decrease 12%' at the landfill boundaries.
  4. May be exposed to radioactive toxins from the excavation at the proposed site.

Please help us stop this project from making our community a much less desirable place to live!