In the Finger Lakes of New York, a Garbage Incinerator Proposal Comes Under Fire

In the Finger Lakes of New York, a Garbage Incinerator Proposal Comes Under Fire

Date: 8 Jun 2018 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On May 15th, 2018 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying that the proposed incinerator plan is, “not consistent with my administration’s goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes.”

Kristin Musulin, an editor for the Industry Dive group of publications has the story for their outlet, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, issued a statement Tuesday that opposes Circular enerG’s plans for a proposed waste-to-energy facility in the town of Romulus, NY.
  • Cuomo said the incinerator project “is not consistent with my administration’s goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes,” and went on to say his administration will “consider all options” to avoid this plan. “I’m confident that the Article 10 siting board will carefully consider these impacts and reject the project application if one is ever filed.”
  • If approved, the incinerator would burn up to 2,640 tons of waste per day and draw 445,000 gallons of water from Seneca Lake daily, according to NYup.com. This week, opponents of the plan went to Albany to protest the project, demanding the town of Romulus get the final say in the decision.

Read the story from New York UpState as well.

You can explore our previous publications on the global state of anti-incineration movements on our website here.

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR's Board of Directors.