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Waste Management Withdraws Application For Port Of Albany Project

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Citing opposition, Waste Management has withdrawn an application that would have added municipal solid waste to the list of acceptable materials processed at its transfer station at the Port of Albany. Residents of the South End and environmental advocates had campaigned against the application to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Company spokesman Joe Bonilla says Waste Management believed its project recognized the need to improve the environment and support area residents.

"Unfortunately, due to the initial reaction to the permit application, we did not have an opportunity to present this project to the community as intended," Bonilla said. "We look forward to continuing to be a part of the Port of Albany and providing a much needed service to the city of Albany and the surrounding region."

Two April 29th virtual public hearings hosted by Waste Management were postponed.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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