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Clevelanders learn about health hazards from proposed incinerator

CLEVELAND — “A community meeting to talk about the City of Cleveland’s plans to build a new garbage incinerator drew a full house last night, as Dr. Anne Wise of Neighborhood Family Practice and Teresa Mills of the Center for Health, Environnment, and Justice, talked about how the air pollution from the […]

Frank Jackson’s trip to Japan fuels push for trash plant
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Frank Jackson’s trip to Japan fuels push for trash plant

CLEVELAND — “Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has returned from a fact-finding trip to Japan, ready to import technology that would turn garbage into electricity. But he’s getting a cold reception from critics. Ohio Citizen Action and other watchdog groups say emissions from a ‘gasification’ plant proposed for the city’s Ridge […]

Dear Mayor Jackson, please answer these questions about the proposed Cleveland garbage incinerator
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Dear Mayor Jackson, please answer these questions about the proposed Cleveland garbage incinerator

CLEVELAND —  Environmental Health Watch, Earth Day Coalition, and Ohio Citizen Action sent a letter to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson last week with questions about the air pollution and costs that could come from the city’s proposed garbage incineration “gasifier” plant on Ridge Road.  The city has applied for an […]

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson heading to Japan to view trash-plant technology
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson heading to Japan to view trash-plant technology

CLEVELAND — “Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will head for Japan early Sunday to study a system that converts garbage into electricity as the city awaits state permission to build a $150 million plant employing such technology. Jackson will observe the ‘thermal gasification’ process developed by the Kinsei Sangyo Co. of […]

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Community meeting on Cleveland’s proposed garbage incineration plant

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:30 to 8 p.m. Neighborhood Family Practice Community Meeting Room 3569 Ridge Road, Cleveland, 44102 Neighborhood Family Practice is next to Dave’s Supermarket, just south of Denison. The building has a large parking lot and is handicapped accessible. Cleveland Public Power is proposing to build a […]

Trash the unsustainable idea of waste to energy
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Trash the unsustainable idea of waste to energy

CLEVELAND — “The idea of turning trash into energy is intriguing, but will not accomplish sustainability goals. The project’s Environmental Protection Agency air permit shows it will be a major new source of pollution, among the top local producers of particulates (soot). The final financial pro forma is not yet […]

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Waste-to-energy has possibilities for Cleveland

CLEVELAND — “The decision to build a waste-to-energy plant and recycling facility at the Ridge Road transfer station is a commendable, high-tech tactic to improve both the environment and the city’s financial picture. Of course, such innovation invites scrutiny. Why do environmentalists refer to trash gasification plants as “waste-of-energy facilities”? […]

Capacity crowd listens to alternatives to waste gasification
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Capacity crowd listens to alternatives to waste gasification

CLEVELAND — “A big thank you to Neil Seldman from the Institute for Local Self Reliance for his amazing presentation last night on the innovative strategies that sustainable cities around the country are doing to create jobs and build resource recovery parks instead of burning our discarded resources – recycling, […]

City of Cleveland hopes to spin garbage into profits with new waste-to-energy plant
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City of Cleveland hopes to spin garbage into profits with new waste-to-energy plant

CLEVELAND — “The city of Cleveland wants to turn trash into cash by building a $180 million waste-to-energy plant and recycling facility at the Ridge Road transfer station. The plant, fueled by 560 tons of trash a day, would be the first of its kind in the U.S. and would […]

Is waste-to-energy the answer, or does it lure cities away from recycling?
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Is waste-to-energy the answer, or does it lure cities away from recycling?

CLEVELAND — “An interesting debate has surfaced about what cities should do with trash – follow Europe and Japan where they’re spending millions to build plants that burn it, reclaiming the ash for fuel, or invest the same money on curbside recycling and composting programs?… ‘I think the community should challenge the city with two questions,’ says Pam […]