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Basic mathematical errors will doom incinerator project
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Basic mathematical errors will doom incinerator project

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Public Power’s proposal to build a garbage incinerator on Ridge Road is premised on the idea of turning garbage into pellets and then burning them as fuel.  Although Cleveland Public Power Commissioner Ivan Henderson has never released a financing plan or finalized cost estimates for the project, he […]

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Incinerator with fewer stacks would still be a huge polluter

CLEVELAND — “In attempting to avoid Clean Air Act regulation of its proposed garbage incinerator as a ‘major’ polluter, Cleveland Public Power has said that it plans to build three smokestacks rather than four to ‘reduce emissions.’ However, in the new plan:… • The city says it will ‘reduce pollution […]

Cleveland’s city government should apply precautionary principle in making decision on the garbage incinerator
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Cleveland’s city government should apply precautionary principle in making decision on the garbage incinerator

CLEVELAND — “In my opinion, the Administration’s response shows a reckless disregard for the safety of Cleveland’s citizens. Cleveland’s city government should be in the business of promoting the general welfare, not putting it at risk. The Administration says that the people who oppose the incinerator are merely people who […]

U.S. EPA confirms Cleveland’s proposed project is indeed an incinerator, not just a ‘gasifier’
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U.S. EPA confirms Cleveland’s proposed project is indeed an incinerator, not just a ‘gasifier’

CLEVELAND — Over the past year, Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland Public Power have repeatedly insisted that their proposed garbage burning facility on Ridge Road is a “gasifier,” not an “incinerator.”  They have taken out full page ads in newspapers to make this point, developed elaborate analogies comparing the proposal to […]

Do the math: ”New” incinerator proposal would have same amount of dangerous pollutants from soot, more dioxin, and still be the largest polluter of mercury in the county
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Do the math: ”New” incinerator proposal would have same amount of dangerous pollutants from soot, more dioxin, and still be the largest polluter of mercury in the county

CLEVELAND —   In an attempt to avoid federal regulation as a “major” source of pollution under the Clean Air Act, Cleveland Public Power announced on February 23, 2012, that it plans to have three combustion units at is proposed garbage incinerator rather than four.  Cleveland Public Power says it now plans […]

Mayor of Shaker Heights weighs in against air pollution from proposed Cleveland incinerator: ‘We are located directly down-wind’
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Mayor of Shaker Heights weighs in against air pollution from proposed Cleveland incinerator: ‘We are located directly down-wind’

SHAKER HTS — “Earl M. Leiken, the Mayor of Shaker Heights, filed official public comments yesterday on the City of Cleveland’s proposal to build a new garbage incinerator.  The mayor’s comments conclude: “The permit application lists the allowable emissions that would come from the plant, among them pollutants with obnoxious […]

U.S. EPA: Cleveland incinerator must be regulated as a major source of pollution; Start over with permitting process
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U.S. EPA: Cleveland incinerator must be regulated as a major source of pollution; Start over with permitting process

CHICAGO, IL — “Unless OEPA can demonstrate this conclusion is in error, we would consider issuance of a synthetic minor permit to be inappropriate and in violation of federal PSD [Major Source Prevent Significant Deterioration] requirements. We would expect the need for OEPA to go back and issue a PSD permit […]

Interpreting pollution maps for the proposed Cleveland incinerator
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Interpreting pollution maps for the proposed Cleveland incinerator

CLEVELAND — “To read the maps [78 MB pdf download] is actually easy, but it’s more important to understand how to interpret what they mean to the average neighbor. Each color is a different average daily concentration that will be experienced over the five years they modeled. As you get […]

Less than a week to comment on incinerator air pollution permit
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Less than a week to comment on incinerator air pollution permit

CLEVELAND — Next Thursday, February 23, is the deadline for public comments on Ohio EPA’s proposed air pollution permit for an incinerator at the Ridge Road Transfer Station.  If you haven’t already, please send your comments to David Hearne, Cleveland Division of Air Quality,  Department of Public Health, 75 Erieview […]

Cleveland’s incinerator plans don’t add up
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Cleveland’s incinerator plans don’t add up

CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland is basing its plans to build a garbage incinerator, and its proposed air pollution permit, on a design prepared by developer Princeton Environmental Group (PEG), under the direction of Peter Tien.  City officials are also presenting information to the public in a series of […]