There was a press conference yesterday in Coeymans about the proposal to incinerate tons of trash from seventy towns in Connecticut at the LafargeHolcim plant in Ravena. What happened at that press conference was reported both by Columbia-Greene Media--"Officials, advocates give vehement thumbs down to trash plan"--and by the Albany Times Union--"Opponents cheer the demise of the proposed cement kiln garbage incineration plan."
One interesting revelation at the press conference was made by Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator, who is quoted in the Columbia-Greene Media article as saying, "This [project] went through two levels of approval in Connecticut." She called on LafargeHolcim to send a letter to the State of Connecticut officially withdrawing from the process and to make a "clear, written commitment that they would never burn solid waste at the cement kiln."
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