I will update this site with information regarding Milpitas Odor issues. We have a grassroots movement seeking to eliminate the man made sources of odor in Milpitas. Our first target is the Newby Island Landfill. We are seeking to deny the permit for expansion that will increase the capacity of the landfill and extend the operations of the landfill. We believe that the landfill is one source of odor affecting Milpitas/N. San Jose/Fremont. More info. Here is a flyer.
Key points on the Newby Island Landfill (NISL) expansion provided by Chia-Ling Kong. NISL expansion exec summary Jan15
MILPITAS, Calif. (KTVU) – It has sparked protests and a class action lawsuit.
Milpitas families are outraged over Republic Service’s proposal to increase the height of the Newby Island Landfill’s another 95 feet and extend its closure date 16 years.
“I am involved in a public strategy to make sure Newby takes actions to mitigate the odors that are affecting residents in Milpitas, Fremont and even Santa Clara,” Khanna said. “Also I am opposed to the expansion permit.”
San Jose Planning Commission’s scheduled Jan. 28 meeting to vote on a land use permit for the possible expansion of the Newby Island Landfill and Resource Recovery Park, located across the city’s border in San Jose, has been delayed until next month.
Original post located here.
Date: January 27, 2015 10:00AM – 1PM
Location: Cal/EPA Building – 1001 I Street, Byron Sher Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814
For the Newby Island landfill expansion to get final approval, Republic Services needs to get the City of San Jose’s local and CalRecycle state level’s licenses. Since the City of San Jose has granted the local license two years ago, the best chance to stop the expansion now is to email, call, and ATTEND this final decision making meeting which will be held on Jan 27th in CalRecycle building. Meeting Agenda is here.
CalRecycle strongly encourages public comments to be made in person. For those who cannot attend in person in Sacramento, on Jan 27:
To participate via webcast, go to: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Broadcast/.
Send comments/questions during the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org, (Subject: Section G, Item # 3). Staff will compile questions/comments, and deliver to the appropriate panel member for a response. In addition, comments/questions may be emailed before and after the meeting.