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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Follow up from public hearing regarding the Title V permit for Covanta

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.

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.
I would 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 address.