Freeport residents skeptical of incinerator

Some Freeport residents are concerned they've been left in the dark about a plan to build a garbage incinerator in their neighborhood.

Village officials say Mayor Andrew Hardwick has taken trips to China and Germany to research an incinerator he claims could provide long-term revenue and tax relief for Freeport residents. The proposal would build a $500 million incinerator to turn waste into energy.

Some residents, like Patricia Rowen, fear the incinerator will pollute nearby water. Rowen also believes the plan is too expensive and the mayor could have installed solar panels with the money used to research the incinerator.

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