Niagara Gazette

January 24, 2013

Residents for Responsible Government speaking out on hazardous waste trucks

Staff Reports
Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — Residents for Responsible Government is calling for an end to Chemical Waste Management trucks breaking regulations its members fought hard to have instated.

The group will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. today in the Intermediate building of the Lewiston-Porter campus, 4061 Creek Road, Lewiston.

RRG President April Fideli said the trucks from CWM, hauling hazardous waste materials, often pose dangerous situations for motorists.

"RRG was able to get certain restrictions in place on the number of tractor trailers going to CWM when school is in session," Fideli said. "But those restrictions do not extend to other roads heavily traveled by these trucks. Even with the restrictions, we often get reports from nearby residents claiming some truckers are not abiding by the rules."

The gathering is expected to feature the first public comments by RRG member and Lewiston resident Tim Henderson, whose son, Ryan, died in a collision with a tractor trailer hauling hazardous waste in the Town of Porter two years ago.

RRG will be presenting a donation in Ryan's memory towards the purchase of new instruments for students in need in the Lew-Port music program. Ryan Henderson was active with the district's band before he graduated.