How Baltimore Students Are Fighting Proposed Waste-To-Energy Plant
WYPR's Fraser Smith and Van Smith of the City Paper talk about a waste-to-energy incinerator proposed for Baltimore's Fairfield neighborhood, and why a group of high school students are getting some traction on a campaign to stop the project.
Baltimore City and County are fighting a common enemy these days: trash. Both are finding ways to keep their foe out of the streams and rivers that flow through the two jurisdictions and into the Chesapeake Bay.
In the county, a series of booms guide those potato chip bags and fast food wrappers that wash into the Back River from Herring Run to the shoreline off Diamond Point Road in Essex. The booms, installed four years ago, are one piece of the anti-trash strategy.