Company behind proposed incinerator sues Town of Romulus
Romulus, N.Y. - Just days after both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer voiced their opposition to a proposed large trash incinerator in Romulus, the company behind the proposal is suing the town.
The suit, which also takes aim at the Town of Romulus' Zoning Board of Appeals, was filed Tuesday, May 29th, by Circular enerG and Seneca Depot.
The proposed facility, which would be responsible for burning tons of trash at the former Seneca Army Depot site daily, has been a source of controversy. Wine makers, taxpayers and local leaders have expressed concerns over pollution and traffic impact.
This week's lawsuit claims that a recent Board of Appeals' decision should be null and void.
Last year, Zoning Officer Adam Schrader determined that a waste incinerator is a renewable energy source that would not be "noxious or injurious," according to the lawsuit.
But according to the suit, a town resident appealed that decision, which was upheld by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Circular energG's lawsuit claims this appeal should be invalid, in part because the appeal was reportedly made far beyond the deadline.