An incinerator is not worth the risk

Source: Gazette
Author: Michelle Buckingham
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Date Published: 05/22/2008

What is it going to take for Frederick County commissioners to realize that a trash incinerator is an incredibly bad idea, not only economically, but for health reasons as well? Shouldn’t Frederick County at least keep up with the rest of the nation as far as going green? After reading about the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission using wind energy, I’m astounded that while Prince George’s County is moving forward and using wind energy, the Frederick Board of County Commissioners is thinking of building an incinerator for energy! All of the arguments against the incinerator are valid, but seem to only address the incredible cost of millions of dollars! Of course, the residents’ taxes and fees will go up as well! The other, and more important, cost we would pay is our health.