Weeks after applicant Circular enerG has had multiple opportunities to present its side of a proposal to develop a trash incinerator on the east side of Seneca Lake, concerned citizens, local businesses and several organizations are hosting a community forum to discuss the dangers of and possible alternative solutions to trash incineration.
Dr. Paul Connett, Professor Emeritus in Environmental Chemistry, St. Lawrence University will speak at the forum. Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator and NYS Deputy Secretary for the Environment will introduce Connett.
Students especially are encouraged to attend the forum which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7 at Romulus Central School Auditorium, 5705 State Route 96, Romulus.
Opponents say the planned incinerator is both unnecessary and contrary to existing town zoning regulations.
Concerns have been raised about rail traffic passing along the western shore of Seneca Lake en route to the proposed incinerator.
The forum is sponsored by:
• 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