Wheelabrator Millbury is cited as a top polluter, example of ‘environmental apartheid’ (Worcester Telegram 6/9/19)
MILLBURY — A new report criticizing the economics and health effects of municipal waste incinerators ranks Wheelabrator Millbury as one of the dirtiest such facilities in the country for two pollutants that contribute to respiratory problems.
“The incinerator industry is in trouble,” concludes the report, “U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators: An Industry in Decline,” from the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School. “These aging facilities are too expensive to maintain, too risky to finance, and too costly to upgrade ... These facilities can create financial burdens while generating health-harming air pollution for local communities. Finally, these plants represent an environmental injustice because they burden communities of color and low-income communities where they are located. (read more)
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