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Legislature Opposes Romulus Incinerator Proposal

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Legislature Opposes Romulus Incinerator Proposal

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution opposing the proposed garbage incinerator in the Seneca County Town of Romulus, urging the Town of Romulus to stand in opposition to the proposal advanced by the firm Circular enerG and calling on Governor Cuomo to reject the incinerator proposal. The measure maintains, in part, that proposed incinerator’s smoke stack will produce hazardous emissions, such as dioxins, furans, lead and mercury; that it will draw 238 garbage transportation trucks per day, more than 148,000 per year; that it will withdraw 445,000 gallons of water daily from Seneca Lake; that it is inconsistent with the area’s agriculture, wine, and tourism industries; and that garbage disposal, including trash incineration , is not compatible with the region’s current or future economic development goals. Before the vote, many members of the public spoke in support of the opposition resolution.