M.I.R.A. mirror on the wall: How will the
operater of Hartford regional facility be held responsible for Economic
Justice issues in other areas?
E N V I R O N M E N T A L J U S T I
C E : I M P L I C A T I O N S F O
R P U B L I C - P R I V A T E P A R T
N E R S H I P S
Joint meeting of the Environment Committee
and the Energy & Technology Committee prior to Public Hearing on
Solid Waste redesign of Hartford Region solid waste facility
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Capitol.
REGIONAL SOLUTION MEETS LOCAL OUTCRY
We watched this pretty much in its entirety - altho' we will go back and watch the earliest part later...see below:
In a nutshell, DEEP is reviewing RFP responses and has selected three
Hartford City Council wants more input, in the name of
Environmental Justice, and states that none of the preferred
vendors will be satisfactory (my short version).
No more landfills in CT.
Did we hear that correctly? PA14-93 solid waste management MIRA
established (used to be CRRA). Sen. Kennedy on this.
In-state cost lower than elsewhere.
RFP - remember the story of the blind man and the elephant? Private partner to share $$ burden.
Single stream working, composting improving. Municipal solid waste
and bulky waste still a problem. Waste to energy facility in
Part of this is to redo PILOT. RFP requires fixed price long term payment stream.
- NJ convert to transfer facility and divert out of state (divert food scraps at curb)
- CALIF close power generation - more sorting and compost - ship out material and manufacture to their customer build rail spur.
- Spanish firm - refurbish, still combust what can't be recycled or part of anerobic treatment.
"Host fees" affect Wallingford? How are local and sub-regional arrangements affected?
On Bridgeport region? Question about how this affects other sub-regions and individual municipalities going forward.
We'll have to guess what graphics say until we find document online...not yet!
Electonics recycling working. Food waste increasing. We note
that About Town received an award from C.R.R.A. in the past. What is considered "source reduction?"