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Maryland Moving to Cut Emissions from BRESCO Trash Incinerator

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Baltimore Sun Agrees: Baltimore Deserves Better Than the BRESCO Incinerator.

Last year, the garbage incinerator located in downtown Baltimore burned 700,000 tons of municipal solid waste from the city and surrounding jurisdictions; 161,000 came from residents and businesses in Baltimore. 1,100 tons of nitrous oxides were released from BRESCO. Even more alarming, these nitrous oxides react with organic compounds to create extremely high levels of ozone resulting in “Code Orange” days. This horrible air quality alert signifies a serious tragedy for public health that must be dealt with in Baltimore City.

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About Neil Seldman

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.

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