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Connections: Why So Many FLX Landfills?

Apr 26, 2016

Why does the Finger Lakes region have the three largest landfills in New York State, accepting roughly 12,000 tons per day of other people's trash? You might have heard that there is a proposal for a 20-year, $3 billion-dollar deal to bring garbage from New York City by rail to the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls. Now there's a local opposition movement building. One of our guests is a Hobart professor who now teaches a class called Geography of Garbage. It's time for a lesson in trash, money, and the impact on our environment.

Our guests:

  • Darrin Magee, professor of environmental studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Doug Knipple, President of Finger Lakes Zero Waste
  • Vinny Aliperti, co-owner of Billsboro Winery