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document January 29, 2015

Letter to DEC on Sewage Sludge Incinerator

Re: DEC's Failure to Comply With Environmental Justice Policy, CP-29 Albany County Sewage District Draft Title V Permit

Press Release January 29, 2015

Public Housing Tenants Object to Sewage Sludge Incinerator at Port of Albany

Call NY State’s failure to inform community of proposed permit and lack of environmental review “shameful”

There are over 200 sewage sludge incinerators operating in communities across the U.S. The health effects from the toxic air pollutants they emit include premature death, cancer and respiratory problems.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
case: Victory August 21, 2013

Cleaning Up Sewage Sludge Incinerators

The federal government has made every effort to avoid setting clean air standards for the nation’s 218 sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs), which burn a witch’s brew of dirty wastes: pesticides, medical waste, industrial by-products and discarded materials from auto shops, for example. The Bush administration tried to exempt SSIs from the Clean Air Act entirely.…

Press Release August 21, 2013

Decision on Toxic Sewage Sludge Forces EPA to Take Another Look

Agency must review rule to ensure emission reductions

Press Release October 4, 2010

U.S. EPA Proposes New Rule to Control Sewage Sludge Pollution

Long-awaited action to reduce a toxic threat doesn’t go far enough

Press Release July 20, 2001

Unchecked Incinerator Pollution Underscores Pervasive Problem

While the Environmental Protection Agency flounders with a dysfunctional regulation program for air toxics, unchecked pollution threatens Americans’ health. To address EPA’s regulatory lapse, Earthjustice filed today the fifth of seven lawsuits against EPA on behalf of Sierra Club.