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N.Y. Trashing Delaware with Tons of Garbage

N.Y. Trashing Delaware with Tons of Garbage

They’re boxy Big Apple castoffs – and just passing through.

Sixty or more times a day, heavy black trucks carry 20-ton enclosed containers out of the CSX rail yard, south toward Interstate 95.

The trucks are part of a little-noticed floating and rolling virtual pipeline connecting New York City wastebaskets to a Chester, Penn., trash-to-electricity generator. Delaware became part of the connection earlier this year, when New York ramped up new trash disposal options that will send an estimated 400,000 tons of city trash a year to the Covanta Delaware Valley incinerator.

The new setup – part of a 20- to 30-year deal worth a potential $2.8 billion to the company – turned from highway, truck-only shipments to rail-delivered containers for most of the trip from Staten Island.

And its path cuts right through Delaware.

Continue reading at the USA Today

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