Here is the link to postoakcleangreen.com for more details about the company proposing the garbage dump. Go to http://www.tceq.texas.gov/about/e-comments.html to submit your written concerns about the proposed garbage dump to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. One the page select “Pending Permit Application”. The permit number is 2378 (required to file a comment).
Nice United States Geological Survey (USGS): What is an Aquifer?.
Nice article about the development of the use of the Carrizo Aquifer and Guadalupe River by San Antonio, Gonzales and Seguin over the last 10 years.
From the San Antonio Express-News February 2, 2011 – “Culminating years of painstaking work, the San Antonio Water System on Tuesday signed off on a deal securing the largest non-Edwards Aquifer supply of water in the utility’s history.” $132 Million dollars project to supply water from the Carrizo Aquifer in Gonzales County.
Detecting Failure of Subtitle D Landfill Liner Systems G. Fred Lee, PhD, PE, DEE (G. Fred Lee & Associates, El Macero, California) November 1999 This is the complete report regarding potential liner and montering well failure as quoted in the SAWS Comment Letter to the TCEQ – March 29, 2012
Journal of Environmental Protection: Landfill Liner Failure: an Open Question for Landfill Risk Analysis. “The long-term durability of containment systems are to date unproven…”
New Mountains Ranges for Texas: Municipal Solid Waste is a Texas Sierra Club Report on the Texas landfills. Quote “Many landfills will soon be the highest points for many miles around the site.”
Guidance on the Evaluation of the Potential Impacts of a Proposed Landfill (pdf) discusses serious landfill concerns for people in rural environments. Additional technical articles by the same fellow.
Here is a report TCEQ – Municipal Solid Waste in Texas – A Year in Review FY2007
Below is a bit of research that you might find helpful on the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer:
Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC) – 9 state agencies to coordinate groundwater activities http://www.tgpc.state.tx.us/. The TGPC recently did a significant multi year Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer Study http://www.beg.utexas.edu/cswr/aquiferstudy/.
Houston Chronicle about the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer study. http://www.chron.com/news/article/Aquifer-called-sufficient-for-Eagle-Ford-drilling-2736990.php
Here is an interesting commentary by Teresa Carrillo who is a member of the executive committee of the state chapter of the Sierra Club and served on the Eagle Ford Shale Task Force. http://www.caller.com/news/2012/feb/08/lets-really-study-water-supply-vs-demand/
Here are a couple of sister websites sites for organizations fighting landfills in other parts of the state: Stop Highway 6 Landfill and Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead (facebook) .