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OEPA issues draft air pollution permit for Cleveland incinerator
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OEPA issues draft air pollution permit for Cleveland incinerator

CLEVELAND — On Wednesday, November 30 the Ohio EPA issued a draft air pollution permit for the proposed Cleveland Public Power Ridge Road incineration facility. The Cleveland Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 […]

Campaign launched against proposed garbage incinerator
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Campaign launched against proposed garbage incinerator

CLEVELAND — “The City of Cleveland’s proposal to build a new garbage incinerator at its Ridge Road transfer station is drawing opposition from neighborhood residents, environmental groups and public health professionals. Cleveland’s city-owned electric company, Cleveland Public Power, is proposing to bring in garbage from the city and Northeast Ohio […]

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Cleveland residents oppose proposed Ridge Rd incinerator

“Trash to power” plant would come at a cost to Cleveland’s environment and citizens’ wallets
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“Trash to power” plant would come at a cost to Cleveland’s environment and citizens’ wallets

CLEVELAND — “Please open a debate on the proposed degradation of the Clean Air Act. House Resolutions 2250 and 2861 and Senate resolution 1392 would exempt waste incinerator-type power plants from clean air regulations. This push to degrade the current law (coincidentally?) precedes the city of Cleveland and Cleveland Public […]

City of Cleveland discloses full air pollution permit application
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City of Cleveland discloses full air pollution permit application

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Air Quality has submitted an unredacted version of the air pollution permit application for its proposed Ridge Road garbage incineration facility.  The new version was submitted after citizens and environmental organizations protested the city’s earlier decision to withhold information from the public.  Shannon Fisk, […]

Mayor Jackson: Here are more reasons not to build the Cleveland incinerator
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Mayor Jackson: Here are more reasons not to build the Cleveland incinerator

“Cleveland needs to recognize that the materials they consider trash are actually our new natural resource. There is treasure in the waste we generate, but most are too blind to see it. I hope that it won’t be too late to see that burning it, rather than reusing it is […]

New plant a load of garbage
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New plant a load of garbage

— letter to the Editor, Cleveland Plain Dealer

NRDC senior attorney Shannon Fisk questions Ohio EPA on secrecy of Cleveland incinerator permit
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NRDC senior attorney Shannon Fisk questions Ohio EPA on secrecy of Cleveland incinerator permit

CLEVELAND — The Natural Resources Defense Council is urging the Ohio EPA to release a complete, unredacted copy of the Cleveland Public Power (CPP)’s permit application for a municipal waste incinerator on Ridge Road.  In the letter, senior attorney Shannon Fisk says,”The redaction of information in CPP’s permit application plainly conflicts […]

Study: Md. trash-burning power plants pollute more than coal
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Study: Md. trash-burning power plants pollute more than coal

WASHINGTON, DC — “Maryland’s two major trash-burning power plants produce more pollution than the state’s four largest coal-fired plants, according to a new study. Maryland’s trash-burning plants — which the state considers sources of renewable energy — generated up to five times the amount of mercury and up to 18 […]

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Mayor Jackson: Here are some reasons not to build the Cleveland Incinerator

[flickr album=72157627761317657 num=10 size=Thumbnail] The proposed facility would be one of the top polluters of soot (known as particulate matter), in Cuyahoga county. Data from the city indicate this facility would emit more particulate air pollution than the CEI Lakeshore Plant, Cleveland Thermal or the Medical Center Co. Exposure can […]