Let the MIRA incinerator shut down; enact waste stream reforms | Conservation Law Foundation

Let the MIRA incinerator shut down; enact waste stream reforms

CT Mirror

For more than 30 years, the Hartford incinerator has taken in waste from more than 50 towns and cities across the state and belched these pollutants into Hartford neighborhoods. This is a prime example of the institutionalized racism inherent in Connecticut’s waste system — communities of color bear the brunt of this pollution, while wealthier white communities are spared these sickening toxins, and can turn a blind eye to what happens to their trash.

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