Trigen in Syracuse
Trigen-Syracuse Energy Corporation is located the town of Geddes — very near the shores of Onondaga Lake. The plant has five coal fired boilers, two of which have been modified to burn a paper/plastic mix for supplemental fuel. Even though the facility is one of Central New York’s largest air polluters, one that produced 600,000 pounds of toxic hydrochloric acid gas in 2003 — a main factor in acid rain — US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that none of the boilers are subject to the Acid Rain Program under the Clean Air Act.
Central New York’s largest air polluter is allowed to pump out unlimited amounts of hazardous air pollution, taking advantage of a loophole for power plants.Syracuse Post Standard 9/26/03 referring to the emissions of the poisonous chemical, hydrochloric acid by Trigen-Syracuse Energy Corporation.