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DETROIT INCINERATOR
(2008-05-27)
(wgvu) - DETROIT COULD DECIDE THIS WEEK WHETHER TO KEEP
USING A TRASH-TO-ENERGY INCINERATOR OR START RECYCLING AND USING
LANDFILLS.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND SOME CITIZEN GROUPS WANT THE PLANT CLOSED.
THEY SAY IT'S EXPENSIVE, SENDS UNHEALTHY FUMES INTO POOR NEARBY
NEIGHBORHOODS AND STUNTS RECYCLING EFFORTS.
SOME OPTIONS INCLUDE BUYING THE INCINERATOR FROM THE PRIVATE
COMPANY THAT NOW OPERATES IT, OR RENEWING A LEASE WITH THE PLANT'S
OWNERS.
THE INCINERATOR HANDLES ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE CITY'S 550,000
TONS OF TRASH A YEAR.
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