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NYC $3.3B Plan Could Bring Loads of Trash to Finger Lakes

NYC $3.3B Plan Could Bring Loads of Trash to Finger Lakes

Winery owners and environmentalists in the Finger Lakes are protesting a plan by New York City to bring trainloads of trash to the region as part of a 20-year, $3.3 billion deal with the giant Seneca Meadows landfill.

The concerns are that the landfill, which some say is the largest in the northeastern United States, is near wineries, a gleaming casino-under-construction and the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

The Finger Lakes region already is New York’s trash capital, being home to four of the state’s largest landfills. Fully half of all municipal solid waste that’s buried annually in the state goes to those facilities.

Continue reading at the Democrat & Chronicle

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