CRRA Abandons Plan for Ash Landfill

Date: August 28, 2009

Source: Connecticut Attorney General's Office

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) has scuttled plans to build an ash landfill in Franklin, CT following vitriolic opposition from residents and politicians. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal praised the decision for being "sensitive to the public interest and environmental values." Meanwhile, the CRRA has been shopping for an alternative disposal site for ash from its Hartford incinerator that has been going to the Hartford landfill which will close at the end of this year.

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