Members of the Cayuga County Board of Health have joined with state and local elected officials, organizations, and agencies opposed to the proposed incinerator project at the former Seneca Army Depot in the Town of Romulus.
The Board considered the matter at its June 26, 2018 meeting and voted to formalize and voice opposition to the project.
In a release from the Cayuga County Health Department, board members said the project being proposed by Circular EnerG, LLC poses several potential health risks not only to the Town of Romulus, but extending across the Finger Lake Region, including Cayuga County.
They cite the potential for long term impacts to both air and water quality that would directly affect the health of Cayuga County residents. Chemicals produced by the incineration process as well as increased diesel exhaust from trucks and trains transporting garbage through Cayuga County are harmful to human health.
Potential spills associated with the increased rail and truck traffic and deposition of incinerator emissions pose a risk to waterways and drinking water.