On December 11 there was a public hearing about the Title V permit for Covanta.
The meeting was recorded and is playing on WPAA but it is also on
demand at WPAA. Please go to the link and go to video on demand which is located
on top of the screen. The video is on page two. http://www.wpaa.tv/#
The full video is a little over two
hours so some of the important issues discussed were:
1.The entire plant
is NOT tested every year but on a rotational basis so each stack is tested once
every three years.
2. Positive burn and fires which happen are fires where the emissions leave the plant before they are scrubbed so unknown pollutants are
affecting the area.
3. There have been no water tests of Dioxin in approximately twenty
years. This means our public drinking water and waterways such as Wharton Brook
State Park which people fish and swim in have not been tested for Dioxins.
There is a public comment period until December 30 2013.
hope that you would watch the video and share your concerns with EPA and DEEP.
Lakiesha Christopher (Connecticut DEEP) is the contact below is her e-mail