Ken Camera pushes Council to oppose incinerator

City Councilor Ken Camera is urging his fellow members to formally oppose the proposed trash incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus.

Circular EnerG LLC is proposing to build what it is calling a $365 million waste-to-energy plant on a 48.3-acre parcel at the former depot. The proposal is being reviewed by the Romulus town Planning Board, which will need to award the project a special-use permit and site plan approval. Additional approvals will be needed from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

A group is mobilizing forces to oppose the plant, and some governmental bodies already have announced opposition, including the Varick Town Board, which voted Tuesday to oppose the project. Varick is the town north of Romulus.

At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Camera, who represents Ward 4, announced that he would be seeking his fellow members to do so as well. At the meeting, Camera outlined a draft resolution for Council to consider at its January or February meeting.

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