New rule would cut emissions at BRESCO incinerator, but nearby residents say it’s not enough

Friday, September 21, 2018
The Baltimore Fishbowl

Laqeisha Greene’s children suffer from asthma, and she said they’ve been hospitalized for it three times in the past year and a half. “My children can’t go outside to play,” the South Baltimore resident said, “because of these emissions that are being produced by BRESCO.” BRESCO, or Baltimore Refuse Energy Systems Company, is the trash-burning incinerator, recognized by its white smokestack visible from I-95. Greene, along with dozens of other activists and residents who live close to the incinerator, came to a public hearing Friday morning on a proposed rule change lowering emissions limits for incinerators to share their grievances with Baltimore’s largest industrial polluter.