This incinerator has the fewest pollution controls installed of any of the six in the state, or in Covanta's fleet of 39 incinerators. Claiming it'll cost too muchCovanta's incinerator lacks the pollution controls they use elsewhere to remove the nitrogen oxides NOx that cause asthma.
Covanta is also one of the worst polluters in the region for mercury, lead, dioxins and other toxins that contribute to cancers, birth defects, learning disabilities and more. This plan is outlined on page of a page contract Covanta signed with New York City in July Since Covanta is not operating at full capacity so far this year, this DOES help them burn more waste and pollute Chester more.
Their current proposal before the Chester City Council must be rejected, as the Planning Commission unanimously recommended at their July 9, meeting. It also gives them the infrastructure to make Chester Environmental crisis regional trash transfer hub where extra trash more than they can burn can be brought in by rail and trucked out to feed their many other incinerators within the region.
Covanta is increasingly getting into the trash transfer business and this proposed waste transfer hub could live on beyond the life of their incinerator.
This revenue is not at risk of going anywhere soon. Covanta cannot pick up and relocate, like a McDonalds could. No new incinerator has been sited and built in the U. It would also be illegal to build a new incinerator like they have, that operates without the pollution controls now required.
Any threats of lost city revenue are hollow scare tactics. Chester residents suffer from abnormally high rates of asthmacancers and other health problems that are caused and aggravated by industrial pollution.
Even if it were the same, the city cannot morally justify revenue obtained from harming health and shortening lives of Chester residents. Approving the plan assumes the incinerator will be around for 30 more years, and helps ensure it.
In fact, the trend is that the largest polluters, mainly coal power plants and trash incinerators, are closing down as air pollution regulations become stricter over time. Many have closed in recent years and more will follow.
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