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Educational Forum on Proposed Trash Truck and Rail Incinerator Project

Romulus, NY – Weeks after applicant Circular enerG has had multiple opportunities to present its side of the proposal, concerned citizens, local businesses and several organizations are hosting a community forum to discuss the dangers of, and possible alternative solutions to, trash incineration.  “We are urging the Town Boards of Romulus and community members to hear from Dr. Paul Connett, environmental chemist and world renowned independent incinerator expert about the negative economic, health, and environmental impacts associated with trash incineration,” said Yvonne Taylor, Vice President of Seneca Lake Guardian. “Hundreds of concerned residents have urged the Town of Romulus Planning Board to reject the unnecessary, dangerous proposal to build a massive truck rail and trash incinerator facility at the Seneca Army Depot, and we hope that they will take the time to become fully informed and respect their community’s wishes by rejecting the plan immediately.”  The forum will include an introduction by Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator.


“The Finger Lakes must not become the state’s garbage dump,” said Joseph Campbell, President of Seneca Lake Guardian. “Hidden under a false guise of ‘renewable energy,’ this project would undermine the region’s environment and economic potential and endanger our communities.”


WHODr. Paul Connett, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry, St. Lawrence University with an introduction by Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator and NYS Deputy Secretary for the Environment


WHAT: Community forum featuring Independent Expert to educate the community regarding the planned Romulus Trash Incinerator- Free and open to the public. Students especially encouraged to attend


WHERE:  Romulus Central School Auditorium
                 5705 State Route 96
                 Romulus, NY 14541


WHEN: Sunday, January 7, 3pm


WHY: Stand up for clean air in the Finger Lakes! The planned incinerator is both unnecessary and contrary to existing Town zoning  regulations.  Burns Law Firm, LLC, submitted a letter to the Town of Romulus Planning Board calling on the board to deny the project outright based on current zoning regulations. Attorney Wil Burns also asserted the project could not be considered within the “renewable energy production” because under New York law, waste to energy facilities in New York are not considered “renewable” and detailed how this facility would pose a danger to the environment and public safety. 



Romulus Residents Opposed to the Trash Train

Seneca Lake Guardian

Finger Lakes Wine Business Coalition (FLXWBC)

Sierra Club – Atlantic Chapter and Finger Lakes Group

Seneca Jet d'Eau LTD

Finger Lakes Zero Waste

Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee

3750 County Road 6, 
Geneva, New York 14456