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Save Puerto Rico wetlands from trash incinerator

Action: Stop Pollution

October 12, 2015   Action Alert ID# 284

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering subsidizing a massive incinerator that would burn more than 700,000 tons of trash per year and pollute Caño Tiburones -- Puerto Rico's largest wetland and a biodiversity hotspot.

But let there be no mistake: Burning city waste won't make problems disappear. The incinerator would release dangerous chemicals -- including dioxins, furans, lead and mercury -- into the surrounding air, soil and water. And the area's local residents and 21 federally protected species will be harmed by the plant's blow-away trash, 24/7 operations, 400 daily tons of toxic ash, thousands of dropoff trucks and proposed floodplain modifications.

October 12, 2015   Action Alert ID# 284

 

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