ISTHE WATER SAFE IF NO ONE WANTS TO DRINK IT??

Ministry of Environment says “Waste Management has taken steps to control off-site leachate impacts in the groundwater through various real estate transactions and groundwater use restrictions in defined areas.”  “There are no residential wells impacted”.  “Leachate impacts to groundwater at this site are not a public health concern”.Local office

This is true but if we look at the private source wells in the vicinity of the landfill we see that nearly all of them have been abandoned, many as a direct result of groundwater contamination. Is it fair to say there is no public health concern just because everyone has stopped drinking contaminated water? Isn’t the contaminated water still there?