Not on agenda, incinerator still main topic for Supervisors

The proposed Romulus trash incinerator wasn’t on Tuesday’s Seneca County Board of Supervisors agenda.

But that didn’t stop it from being the most discussed topic.

It began under privilege of the floor. Rick Conley of Fayette expressed opposition to the proposal to bring up to 2,600 tons of trash a day by truck to burn in the incinerator to produce steam and electricity, fed by natural gas and using 445,000 gallons of Seneca Lake water per day. The project is proposed for a 48-acre site on the former Seneca Army Depot owned by Flaum Management.

“I’m very concerned about this incinerator. I don’t think we need it and there are many unanswered questions,” Conley said. “I urge the county to help the town of Romulus in hiring a lawyer to fight this project. The developers are a big corporation that is well financed and has lawyers pushing for it.”

“It’s now going to the Public Service Commission and it will be a tough fight. The town can’t do it alone,” he said.

“I don’t think we want to be the trash capital of the state. I understand the need for more electrical power at the depot, but Seneca Meadows landfill is enough. We don’t need more trash coming in. We have a tough fight ahead.”

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