Archives for Juniper Ridge Landfill

RadioActive 3/30/17

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Program Topic: Juniper Ridge Landfill “Making Contact” Piece and Interviews

Today we hear a report from Meaghan LaSala and Lisa Bartfai on the proposed expansion of the Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town. Juniper Ridge is state owned, but privately operated by Casella Waste Management. The State’s Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) is expected to release a Draft Decision on the proposed expansion this month, after which the public will have time to submit comments. There is no public meeting scheduled by the BEP on this Draft Decision.

A) Meaghan LaSala, activist and freelance journalist, Making Contact, Sunlight Media Collective
B) Lisa Bartfai, freelance journalist, Making Contact
C) Interviewees in Making Contact piece: Kathy Paul, John Banks, Ed Spencer, Paul Schroeder, Cheryl Spencer, Kenny Chamberlain, Bob Duchesne, Ryan Parker, Andy Jones

This program was produced in partnership with the Sunlight Media Collective.
Meaghan LaSala and Lisa Bartfai’s piece will be broadcast nationally on Making Contact in June.

RadioActive 11/3/11

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Program Topic: Casella Waste Systems’ proposed expansion of Juniper Ridge landfill in Old Town, and opposition to it by Occupy Augusta and general public

Key Discussion Points:
Casella’s claim that the waste is not from “out of state”
Public’s environmental and health concerns
Occupy Augusta’s recognition of this case as an a example of corporate sway over politics, and how profit seeking corporations attempt to disguise the negative aspects of their proposed projects.

Hillary Lister, waste activist

**NOTE: A 2nd audio file featuring a presentation about the University of Maine’s relationship with the Juniper Ridge Dump is included. Audio was recorded by John Greenman. Presentation was part of the University of Maine’s Marxist and Socialist Lecture Series

WERU Special: Old Town Dump 2/21/11

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: Meaghan LaSala

A recorded panel discussion, “LIVING DOWNSTREAM: THE OLD TOWN DUMP AND UNIVERSITY OF MAINE” –one of the discussions in Spring 2011 Socialist and Marxist Studies Lecture Series at the University of Maine. It was recorded Feb. 3rd, 2011, and has been edited for length.

The panel members were John Banks of the Juniper Ridge Landfill Advisory Committee and Director of the Natural Resources Department, Penobscot Nation; Paul Schroeder, Orono resident and member of Trash Trackers Network; Old Town resident Ed Spencer, and Panel Chair: Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American Research