Company to go ahead with building trash incineration plant in Romulus

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Circular enerG’s has withdrawn its application to build an incineration plant on the site of the old Seneca Army Depot, but the project is still able to move forward without permissions from the town of Romulus. 

The company announced on Monday that they were withdrawing the application for a special use permit from the Romulus Town Board.

The town’s zoning officer wrote two letters that designated the project as “renewable energy.” 

Based on Public Service Law, the special use permit from the planning board is not required, allowing Circular enerG to go forward without having to get permission from the Town of Romulus.

Last week, the Romulus Town Board announced a one-year ban on all “waste to energy” facilities, which would delay any movement on a trash burning site.

Neighbors say they’re concerned about serious environmental impacts to the Finger Lakes region. The potential trash burning facility location is on the same land as a museum and the Seneca White Deer.

At last month’s town meeting — an attorney representing Circular enerG said the deer and neighbors will not be harmed.

“This will meet the strictest air quality standards,” said Alan Knauf, attorney for Circular enerG. “There will not be any air problems. We have to meet the strictest requirements to get DEC permits and comply with those.”

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