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Demonstrators Call for Seneca Meadows to Close


Plans to expand the largest landfill in New York state were explained yesterday, but some people want the landfill closed.

Seneca Meadows held a public meeting at the Seneca Falls Community Center Wednesday to discuss plans to expand and keep the landfill open for another 15 years.

Details on “The Valley Infill Plan” were discussed including the aspects of the operation, future plans, and benefits to the community .

Seneca Lake Guardian, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Finger Lakes, is protesting the expansion. The group claims expanding the landfill would further pollute the region. Seneca Meadows management says they are committed to transparency.

Landfill manager Kyle Black says there’s a large need in New York state to manage solid waste and turn it into renewable energy.

Seneca Meadows provides hundreds of local jobs, $4-million dollars in tax revenue for Seneca Falls and Waterloo, and over $70-million dollars in the local economic impact each year.

All Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.

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