Did you know the LARGEST trash incinerator in the U.S. is located in Chester, Delaware County?
Chester, a small city south of Philadelphia, which spans 6.1 square miles and has 34,000 residents, is home to the largest trash incinerator in the country (Covanta), a sewage waste treatment facility and sludge incinerator (DELCORA), a paper mill burning waste coal and petroleum coke (Kimberly-Clarke), chemical manufacturing plants, and other polluting industries.
Over a century of systemic racism and political corruption has transformed the historic waterfront city on the Delaware River into a toxic regional waste hub and ONE OF THE WORST CASES OF ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM IN THE U.S. Polluting industries have led to devastating consequences on community health and quality of life for the majority low-income black and brown community that lives here. Incinerators and
toxic companies target low-income areas and communities of color because they are seen as the path of least resistance.
TAKE A STAND AGAINST TOXIC INDUSTRIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM!
Since 1992, Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL, pronounced "circle") has been leading the fight against environmental racism in Chester, PA. CRCQL is a grassroots activist group led by Chester
residents and those concerned with local health and environmental justice. In alliance with Delco
Environmental Justice, together we are demanding an end to toxic trash incineration at the Covanta facility in Chester, higher emission standards for other polluters along the Delaware River, and advocating for a just and sustainable future for Chester City and Delaware County.
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