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‘Stop the incinerator in Baltimore,” activists demand

Social justice activists marched and rallied Wednesday afternoon in South Baltimore. The issue: “Stop the Incinerator.”

A New York-based company, “Energy Answers,” is looking to construct a $1 billion incinerator in the Curtis Bay/Fairfield area, only a mile or so from two public schools; one located in Curtis Bay and another in Brooklyn.

If built, it would be the largest incinerator of its kind in the U.S. Governor Martin O’Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who have reportedly received political contributions from “Energy Answers,” support the project.

The “United Workers,” say the neighborhoods which will be directly impacted have already registered “some of the nation’s highest levels of toxic air pollution.”

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To learn more, go to United Workers: Stop the Incinerator! Fight for Fair Development.

On camera is a short clip of the march and brief comments by student, Charles Graham, and organizer, Luis Larin.


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