24 Sep '11, 4pm

US House Passes Lethal TRAIN Legislation

William Freese — Sep 24 2011 10:46 AM As the direcor of The Huron Environmental Activist League here in Alpena Michigan we have lived with and died from the pollution and emissions, aqccording to the USEPA' Toxic Release Inventory, from the largest and dirties cement plant in North America. When it was talen over in a leveraged buyout in late 1985 its goal was to be the largest hazardous waste burning facility in North America. The were permitted to burn 17 million gallons of hazardous waste per year and were trying to increase that to 21 million gallons per year. We hope that our persistance against them kept them from that increase. They stopped burning hazardous waste in late 2001but the pollution continued. In 1991 they received a permit from the MDNR to use coal ash from the Nanticoke power plant in Ontario Canada for 450,000 tons per year. That coal ash is responsibl...

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