Say NO to the proposed sewage treatment plant in Montgomery County

April 20, 2018

Lystek International has officially withdrawn its proposal to build a sewage sludge facility in the Town of Glen following my letter to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation and legislation I've introduced calling for a statewide moratorium. This proposal would have been the first facility like this in New York State and was expected to import 150,000 tons of sewage sludge into Montgomery County EACH YEAR!

As a civil engineer, I reviewed mapping of the project area including documents from the United States Geological Service (USGS) to locate an existing aquifer below the location of this project. This proposal posed a significant risk to public health and the environment. It was simply unacceptable.

I'm pleased to see that our efforts to stop this proposal have been successful. However, I fully intend to continue my efforts to establish a moratorium on the siting of sewage sludge facilities like this ANYWHERE IN NEW YORK STATE. We cannot afford to ignore the health risks of operations like this. As your Assemblyman, I'll do everything I can to ensure the health and safety of the families and residents in all of our communities and to protect the natural resources in our area of upstate New York.

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