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