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Curtis Bay Fending off Proposed Garbage Incinerator

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Nov 30, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Citizens of Curtis Bay in south Baltimore are fending off  a 4,000 ton per day garbage incinerator proposed for their community of 15,000 residents already subjected to heavy industrial pollution.  The plant, which would burn garbage from outside the city will contribute 240 lbs of mercury and 1,000 lbs of lead to the air annually. If built, ILSR predicts that zero waste programs and investments will be side tracked throughout the region.

On December 15th, citizens will demonstrate outside the Maryland Department of Energy in Baltimore to demand that the agency uphold the law and cancel permits for the plant based on current regulations that have been violated by the plant promoters.

ILSR working with community planners have already identified recycling and solar companies that would build plants and create good jobs for low income community residents.


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About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D., co-founded the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and serves as Senior Staff of the Waste to Wealth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and counties recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy  through new processing and manufacturing facilities.  Neil also serves on ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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