Archives for Old Town dump

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