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Dead Babies Just Garbage for Covanta: 'Burn, Baby Burn' to be New Slogan?

By Mike Hudson

April 29, 2014

Guess what's in the boxes?

Covanta, the Niagara Falls company recently fined $67,500 by the state DEC for performing unauthorized work at its LaSalle waste-to-energy plant, and which has announced plans to bring in thousands of tons of garbage from New York City in order to produce the negligible amount of electricity it uses to justify its "green" status and the government funding that goes with it, is also involved in the burning of aborted human fetuses, the Niagara Falls Reporter has learned.

Recently, lawmakers in Marion County, Oregon, were stunned to learn that human fetuses and other human tissue were regularly being incinerated along with household and industrial waste at the Covanta plant there. "We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility," said Marion County Commissioner Janet Carlson in a written statement. "We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future."

The County Board of Commissioners voted to halt a medical waste program once it was learned that Covanta's incineration plant included human fetuses on its list of acceptable waste material. Jill Stueck, a Covanta spokeswoman, said the company is cooperating with the suspension, and it does not seek out the waste that mortified commissioners. "No one is saying bring us fetal tissue," Stueck said.

But while the progressive Oregonians were appalled by Covanta's actions, here in the largely Catholic city of Niagara Falls, the company has been greeted with open arms. Covanta Niagara convinced the county IDA to approve $8 million in tax incentives for their $10 million expansion project, a plan warmly supported by the "Green" mayor, Paul Dyster. The people of Niagara County will subsidize 80 percent of Covanta's expansion, which includes building new railroad tracks, a new 190-foot, pollution-spewing smokestack, and a new furnace. Once the taxpayer-funded expansion is complete, Covanta is proposing to import and incinerate garbage from New York City in Niagara Falls. Currently, the company's Newark, N. J., plant burns most of the New York City garbage. About 20 percent of Covanta Niagara waste is dumped as ash in Niagara County landfills, which will soon become graveyards for the unborn dead.

Covanta Niagara garbage burning plant will accept waste from NYC.
"No matter what your position is on the abortion issue, the thought of human fetuses being burned and dumped in landfills, of the resulting smoke being released into the air that we breathe, is sickening," said state Sen. George Maziarz, who's voting record shows him to be staunchly pro life. In New York State, abortion is permitted through the 24th week of pregnancy. At this point, breathing-like movement has begun in the fetus, and the heart, hands, feet, brain and other organs are present, and the baby may weigh as much as 1.4 pounds.

More than half of premature babies born between 23 and 24 weeks of pregnancy will survive delivery and live to see life outside of the NICU. Babies born before 23 weeks may survive - the youngest preemie ever to survive was Amilia Taylor, born at only 21 weeks and 6 days gestation - but 23 to 24 weeks is often considered the age of viability for premature babies.

Yet the good folks at Covanta equate these dead babies with the coffee grounds, chicken bones and other garbage, shoveling them into the hell-like heat of the incineration furnace. Women in New York State obtain abortions at more than twice the national average, with 34.2 percent of all pregnancies here compared to just 16.9 percent nationally. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo plainly believes that's not enough. His recent legislation, which would legalize abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy, was shot down by Maziarz and his colleagues in the state senate.

An aborted baby tossed amid garbage, ready for burning. One only hopes that anti-abortion activists aren't right when they say the mother, too, will burn ... for eternity....
The Covanta Niagara plant currently burns 825,000 tons of waste material each year at its LaSalle plant, much to the dismay of neighbors and environmentalists. While company spokespeople say that there are no plans to increase that amount, Covanta's plans to build a new railroad siding adjacent to the plant are raising suspicions. Is Covanta already burning dead babies at its Niagara Falls facility? We don't know. Repeated calls to the New Jersey-based company's public relations department went unreturned over the weekend, and no one on the county IDA thought to ask before gifting Covanta with $8 million in tax breaks.

Does anyone at the IDA actually research the companies it lures to town with the promise of millions of dollars in taxpayer fueled subsidies? Apparently not. In fact, the company seems to go out of its way to recruit companies dealing with the most offensive and distasteful of raw materials. The local development agency threw $1.5 million in subsidies to a company called Quasar in Wheatfield, before it discovered that the company's stock in trade was the conversion of human excrement into fertilizer.

Residents of the Wheatfield neighborhood surrounding the Quasar facility may never get used to the outhouse aroma that will spread far and wide from Quasar's operations which create a sickening odor that emanates from their "sludge lagoons" essentially open cesspools on its properties. Aside from the millions of dollars handed over to them by the IDA, Covanta and Quasar share another similarity. Both companies bill themselves as "green" waste-to-energy concerns, a line of manure that has endeared them to Dyster and other phony environmentalists throughout the region.

The reality is that both companies earn the lion's share of their revenues from accepting and disposing of waste that other, more respectable, municipalities want no part of, with only a fraction of their income coming from the sale of power generated by the burning of that waste. Dyster, you may remember, is overseeing a program that actually pays recent college graduates to come live for a time in the benighted city he governs, and has enthusiastically cooperated with the state Parole Board in efforts to import dangerous sex offenders and other recently paroled violent felons to Niagara Falls in order to prop up plummeting population figures.

Were it not for a number of convicted criminals, including the 168 registered perverts, pedophiles and violent child rapists currently in residence here, the population of Niagara Falls would have fallen below 50,000 during the 2010 census, and is certain to do so in the 2020 count. And for every sex criminal ensconced in some cheap apartment, for every ton of human excrement "recycled," and every dead baby incinerated along with yesterday's garbage, another young, hardworking and God fearing family flees the modern day Gomorrah Dyster pats himself on the back for helping to create.





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