Susquehanna County citizens are in the fight for their lives. They just recently learned that a new hazardous waste incinerator may be built in their community.
Hundreds of citizens are turning out for community meetings to discuss a hazardous waste incinerator that is being proposed in New Milford. Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is a county known for its grassroots citizens fighting polluting industry and for protecting their community.
Citizens have learned that the newly formed Tyler Corners Group, (an investment group) plans to build a hazardous waste incinerator. Will this be a front group where the owner/s will hide their questionable dealings behind a smoke screen? Or, will this group be up front and transparent with the community? So far there is no proof that they will be upfront and transparent about on anything to do with the incinerator.
Just as expect, citizens are being told this will be in an industrial park and that it will be a boost to the area economy. They are also being told there will be no emissions from the burner. Well great, another magic burner! And this burner will be state of the art, that means the last technology didn’t work. One would have to wonder what other types of industry would want to be in the same park where there is a hazardous waste incinerator.
Citizens are attending township and county meetings, they have petitions being passed around getting signatures in opposition to the incinerator, they are asking local elected officials to develop and pass air ordinance’s that would protect the health of the community. While the incinerator industry may have thought that they could ride into town and bring their hazardous waste with them and it would be business as usual, they did not think they would run into the opposition they are facing from the local citizens. The POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE!
This facility is what would be called a LULU (Locally Undesirable Land Use) facility. This is described in greater detail in CHEJ’s “How to Deal With a Proposed Facility”. You can get this publication on the CHEJ webpage at www.chej.org. Click on the tab “Take Action”, then click on organizing and leadership. The publication will be the first on the list.
Please go to the groups Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/StopWasteIncinerator