It’s time for the nation’s oldest trash incinerator, in Saugus, to go | Conservation Law Foundation

It’s time for the nation’s oldest trash incinerator, in Saugus, to go

Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe

“Ash is blowing around, it’s definitely getting wet and going into the marsh and it’s definitely getting into people’s lungs,” said Kirstie Pecci, Zero Waste Project director at the Conservation Law Foundation, which has been working with residents to stop the landfill expanding.

She and others say the dump is one big flood away from something more disastrous. Yet the state has repeatedly allowed the dump to expand, and may agree to do so yet again.

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