The Dump Expansion
is for Who?
ALBANY: In its pursuit of the proposed landfill expansion,
the City of Albany is working on the Environmental review process
required under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.
The initial part of this process is preparation of scoping
document to determine what topics should be included in this
review. A public meeting was held at the Polish Community Center
in February with scores of people speaking out against the
landfill. The Draft Scope presented at the hearing begins,
in paragraph one, with a significant omission in the very first
paragraph under Description of Proposed Project.
According to this document the expansion is
order to continue to meet the solid waste disposal needs of
City residents and businesses as well as the communities that
make up the Albany New York Solid Waste Recovery System (ANSWERS)
Solid Waste Management Planning Unit, and the Capital Region
as a whole. ANSWERS is comprised of a consortium of communities
that include the cities of Albany, Rensselaer, and Watervliet,
the towns of Berne, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Knox, New Scotland,
Rensselaerville, and Westerlo, and the Villages of Green Island
and Altamont” But . . . the Draft Scope forgot to mention
the real reason: the City accepts trash from outside the ANSWERS
Community and the Capital District in order to increase its
income from the landfill. Trash which provides millions of
dollars for the City of Albany – not the ANSWERS community,
The expansion would not be needed so soon if only trash from
Albany and the ANSWERS community was accepted. Omission or
Oversight of this fact? – you decide!
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