The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has warned that “ tests suggest there may be adverse impacts to water quality from the operation” of Monarch Hill Landfill, and has placed it under evaluative monitoring for its repeated risk to the water table.1 Since May 2012, the county has cited Monarch Landfill 37 times for their inability to control the odor emanating from their property.2 The landfill has also been cited almost monthly by the FDEP and placed on environmental monitoring for its continued risk to the water you drink!3 On May 11, 2012, the facility was cited by the FDEP for exceeding the Mercury emissions limit4. In November, Monarch asked that their Mercury testing be cut back to only once per year5. Waste Management, a corporation worth $15.65 Billion dollars, has cooked up a backroom deal with Broward County to trade your quality of life and health for a cash payment! 6 This settlement, if accepted, clears the way for a major expansion of the landfill. Protect your quality of life… oppose this stinky backroom deal … make your voice heard:

January 8, 2013 - 2 P.M. at the Broward County Governmental Center 115 S Andrews Ave. Room 422, Fort Lauderdale

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OCULUS Solid Waste Facility Electronic Documents Listing, 55093 MONARCH HILL LANDFILL: Broward County Environmental Inquiry and Resource System. (Accessed Jan 1, 2013). Monarch Hill Enforcement Activities. Broward County, Florida: Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division (PPRAQD). 3 OCULUS Solid Waste Facility Electronic Documents Listing, 55093 MONARCH HILL LANDFILL: 4 FDEP facility inspection report, May 11, 2012 5 FDEP application number 0112120-013, Received Nov 20, 2012 6 Broward County Commission Agenda for January 8, 2013

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