Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland pursues permit for waste-to-energy facility, but may not build

All those blue bags add up: Cuyahoga County communities recycled 227,473 tons last year.

All those blue bags add up: Cuyahoga County communities recycled 227,473 tons last year.

CLEVELAND — “Nearly thirty people testified—all in opposition. They worried mercury and lead emissions would put neighbors’ health at risk.

Nathan Rutz with environmental group Ohio Citizen Action says the county already has pollution problems, and sustainable alternatives make more sense.

RUTZ: ‘The people of Cleveland are in favor of more recycling, and no incinerator; we’d also like to see composting happen, and the great thing is that’s what the city’s own consultants told them is a better option than the incinerator.'”

— Nick Castele and Eve O’Connor, ideastream

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