Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | September 23, 2009

Associated Press News Sep 23, 2009 10:10 am

The U.S. Senate has approved a measure sought by Sen. Harry Reid to study the environmental impacts of a proposed landfill near Winnemucca and tons of imported trash from California.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) ― An amendment to the Interior Department’s appropriation bill approved Tuesday night funds a study by the U.S. Geological Survey on seepage from trash at the site.
A California company, Recology, wants to haul 20,000 tons of garbage weekly to the site for 95 years.
The company received a conditional special use permit from the county two years ago, but a citizens group is fighting the project. The project still needs state permits.
Reid says the study would evaluate how long it would take seepage from the dump to contaminate local water resources, and how far contamination would travel over the next two centuries.



  1. It is very important everyone understand that all landfills leak, this one will be below the aquifer level and ruin Winnemucca. I hardly understand how this may “stimulate” any kind of an local economy when all it will do is create a ghost town out of Winnemucca. Unless, tourists come from all around to witness the largest land fill this side of the Mississippi… How wonderful..

    • We support your opinion. It is only common sense that it will leak into our water and wreck our beautiful town.

      Winnemucca is growing and there is more and more development.
      My daughter, husband and a partner are developing an area out near this mess. How can we be proud of it and keep things in the green. And …..most of all keep our families safe.

      We have a great school system. I can picture the empty schools. Not to mention, that most parents would not even want to live here or raise their families here with the dangers. We have enough problems in the world with not making our home town another one. We will be a dead ghost town if this passes.

      We all pray this can be stopped. But……it never should of begun.

  2. Thumbs up for Harry Reid. Keep fighting for us Nevadans Harry.
    Too bad we did not get to put our input in before the permits were issued. Everyone is worn out and worried. We do not want any more trash here. We are all really concerned about our grandkids and their kids future. This would deeply effect our area. There is a lot involved here and we are doing our best to fight it.
    A very concerned citizen of Winnemucca.

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