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Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
Cleveland Incinerator

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

CLEVELAND — “Obviously the city planners don’t care about our city’s children, the air they breathe or the water they drink; so if they considered it monetarily, think of the additional loss of property taxes when this poison factory drives our property values even lower.” — Sandra Nichols

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
Cleveland Incinerator

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

“I don’t want to breathe whatever chemicals will come from this incinerator and I definitely don’t want my children exposed to it! We need to focus on cleaning up our city instead of turning it into a dump!”

Dear Mayor Jackson:  ‘Cancel this ill-conceived project’
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Dear Mayor Jackson: ‘Cancel this ill-conceived project’

CLEVELAND —  Neighbors from Cleveland, Brooklyn, Lakewood and Cleveland Heights hand-delivered the following letter to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson before last night’s City Council meeting: Dear Mayor Jackson, Over the past two months, hundreds of Clevelanders have devoted thousands of hours of their time to studying the proposed garbage incinerator on […]

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Cleveland Public Power is disenchanted with Peter Tien

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Utillities Department Director Barry Withers sent a letter on February 23 to Peter Tien of Princeton Environmental Group, telling him they will cancel his contract to design the proposed garbage incinerator unless he corrects deficiencies in his “Design Memorandum” within ten days of the letter.  CPP Commissioner Ivan Henderson admitted at […]

Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson
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Letter to Mayor Frank Jackson

“How is this a part of moving the city and its supporting suburbs into a healthier and more environmentally sustainable place to live, work and play?”

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 […]

Cleveland Public Power announces plan for significantly lower emissions from the proposed CREG Center
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Cleveland Public Power announces plan for significantly lower emissions from the proposed CREG Center

CLEVELAND — “As reflected by the comments submitted earlier today to the Ohio EPA, Cleveland Public Power asked the Ohio EPA to revise the air permit for the CREG Center to ensure the proposed facility is a minor source as defined by Ohio EPA and US EPA. This request is consistent […]

Cleveland revives proposal for $180 million trash-to-energy project
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Cleveland revives proposal for $180 million trash-to-energy project

CLEVELAND — “Critics of Cleveland’s proposed trash-to-electricity plant thought it was a dead idea Thursday afternoon, but city officials countered by saying they have found a way to lower emissions and are hoping for Ohio EPA approval. The critics based their belief on a letter from the U.S. EPA in […]

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 […]