Letter: Find another use for gasification site

An additional beneficial facility which could be located on the site would be an anaerobic digester. This type of device also turns organic wastes, such as food wastes, into methane gas. The gas is then used to power electric generators or to operate motor vehicles.

According to the EPA, recycling and composting organic wastes, (food scraps, yard waste and tree trimmings) create many more times the jobs that burning municipal solid waste creates. And, according to the EPA, recycling saves four to five times as much energy as burning MSW creates.

Rather than burning garbage, the Glenmont site can be put to much better uses which will produce many more jobs and which will have a very positive impact rather than a deleterious impact. I hope Bethlehem town officials will come to the same conclusion.

Tim Truscott


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