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Plan Unveiled To Reduce Solid Waste Disposal In Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issueda 10-year plan to reduce solid waste disposal.

Over the next two months, public comment is being sought on the draft plan.

For reaction to the plan, WAMC’s Paul Tuthill spoke with Janet Domenitz, executive director of the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MassPIRG).         

A public hearing on the DEP’s Solid Waste Disposal master plan will be held in Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  It takes place at the Sixteen Acres Library beginning at 5 p.m.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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