Niagara Gazette

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April 30, 2013

Covanta concern raised|Concerns raised during Covanta Energy event


Niagara Gazette — Mayor Paul Dyster was one of the city hall officials to attend the informational session.

He said he supports the expansion of rail to the facility because it will reduce carbon emissions from trucks and will reduce litter and odor emitted from the same trucks.

"The containers are going to be sealed and gasketed from the time that they come anywhere near Niagara Falls until they get to the tipping floor, which means any odor problems or blowing litter problems that you might have with the truck transport are not going to be recurring with the rail," Dyster said.

And the rail spur at Covanta will open up rail access for other companies located along that line, Dyster said.

"We would like to have more materials moving by rail and less by truck, for a lot of reasons," Dyster said. "Quality of life reasons, but also environmental reasons."

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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