The Alliance for Health and Environment has issued a press release expressing its “outrage” that a waste-to-energy facility’s Emission Control Plan had been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).
According to the release, Wheelabrator Saugus can meet the new standard for NOx emissions by purchasing emission reduction credits rather than installing technology to make the region’s air cleaner.
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The Alliance for Health and Environment is deeply outraged by the recently released Emission Control Plan for Wheelabrator Saugus that was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
This week, MassDEP issued a modified approval for Wheelabrator Saugus incinerator’s Emission Control Plan.
Specifically, the Department of Environmental Protection required Wheelabrator to meet the new 150 ppm standard for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). While Wheelabrator could meet that standard by reducing the pollution, unfortunately, MassDEP is also allowing Wheelabrator to meet it by purchasing emission reduction credits.