Archive for July, 2016

Chiquita Thanks Fire and Law Enforcement in Signal Ad

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Chiquita Canyon Landfill was featured in Friday’s Santa Clarita’s Signal, with an ad thanking the local fire and law enforcement that have been working to protect our community from the fire in the Valley. Your courage, dedication and hard work has saved countless lives and homes. Chiquita appreciates all the work that they are putting in.

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Val Verde Community Advisory Committee Meeting on July 25

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The Val Verde Community Advisory Committee (VVCAC) is scheduled to meet on Monday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel located at 28523 Westinghouse Pl. in Valencia.

The Val Verde Community Advisory Committee exists to serve as a liaison between the Chiquita Canyon Landfill and the local community as a means for the community to communicate with the Regional Planning Commission and other regulatory agencies on an ongoing basis regarding issues involved in the development and operation of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill.

Chiquita Canyon representatives attend the meetings of the VVCAC to provide regular, and timely updates and reports regarding landfill operations as a means to maintain an open line of communications with local leaders and residents.  Meetings are open to the public.

Public Lab to hold Enviro Event in Val Verde

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Val Verde residents will host Public Lab, community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns using inexpensive DIY techniques, the weekend of July 9 and 10 to hold a “Regional Barnraising.” reported: “Stevie Lewis, outreach manager for Public Lab, suggested the organization doesn’t have preconceived notions about the Chiquita Canyon Landfill, which is located off of Highway 126, near Wolcott Way and Chiquito Canyon Road. Some of the nearby residents have complained about air quality and expressed concerns about the possible health impacts of the landfill.”

Spokesperson for Chiquita Canyon, John Musella, said, “In 2015, the Val Verde Community Advisory Committee hired an independent, third-party air quality testing expert to test for various compounds in the air at the landfill and at three locations outside of the landfill. Those results concluded there were no health and safety issues.  We’re pleased Val Verde is hosting a community-based environmental workshop. We hope that this additional review by the community will help further alleviate their concerns as was demonstrated last year by their independent air quality testing results.”

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