Rally: No Incinerators in NYC

What: Rally to oppose the Bloomberg Administration’s plan for Incinerators in NYC

When: Monday, April 9th, 10 am

Where: NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
110 William Street (between Fulton and John Streets)

Why: The Bloomberg Administration will meet with companies seeking contracts to build “thermal waste-to-energy” facilities at 10 am Monday. Thermal “waste-to-energy” (WTE) facilities rely on incineration-based technologies, are regulated as incinerators by the U.S.E.P.A. and are likely to be sited in environmentally overburdened low income and communities of color or historically overburdened communities like Staten Island’s Fresh Kills.

“Many dedicated community leaders fought to shut down a waste incinerator in the South Bronx years ago. We have waterfront aspirations that include economic generating activity, green open space and on water programming. We are not the dumping ground for the City anymore. We do not want the pollution from 2,000 trucks as the Mayor has proposed with relocating Fresh Direct here, and we certainly will not host this spurious experimental incineration technology that has no large scale commercial facilities operating anywhere in the country.” said Harry Bubbins, Director for Friends of Brook Park, a South Bronx environmental organization.

For more information on this issue see:

Sign on letter of dozens of organizations, including Friends of Brook Park

Article with more background.

WTE RFP flyer 4.6.12[2]