Three Seneca White Deer roam the grounds at the Seneca Army Depot, where a 48-acre waste incinerator is planned. Photo by BrianAdler/Creative Commons

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday his opposition to a proposed 48-acre trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region. The facility would burn 2,600 tons of solid municipal waste brought in by truck and or rail each day, and produce what proponents call “clean electricity.”

It would require about 450,000 gallons of water daily from Seneca Lake.

Cuomo issued a statement saying the incinerator plan is “not consistent with my administration’s goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes.”

Source: WRVO