Cleveland Incinerator

Clevelanders to gather on steps of City Hall tonight, to urge City Council: “Don’t approve one more penny for proposed garbage incinerator”

Protestors at the West Side Market Saturday, January 28.

WHERE:  Front steps of Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland

WHEN:  Monday, January 30, Press conference will begin at 6:30 p.m.  People will gather with signs at 6:15 p.m. (City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m.)

WHO: Neighbors of the proposed incinerator,  leaders of Cleveland’s major environmental and public health organizations and Councilman Brian Cummins.

WHY: Cleveland Public Power is proposing to build a garbage incinerator at the Ridge Road transfer station.  The incinerator would be a significant new source of air pollution for soot, lead, mercury, dioxin, and other chemicals.

The City of Cleveland has already spent or pledged more than $1.5 million on its plans to build the garbage incinerator, without investigating alternatives such as a stronger recycling program, composting, or resource recovery.  Cleveland Public Power is now asking city council to approve another $250,000 to pursue the incinerator project.

— Dave Ralph, organizer, Ohio Citizen Action

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