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Energy Answers incinerator project would put the health of thousands of Baltimore residents at risk

Columnist Jay Hancock's effort to take another journalistic swipe at BGE and Constellation Energy leaves the impression that the Energy Answers incinerator planned for Baltimore City is a benign, renewable energy project worth Marylanders' support ("This waste-to-energy plant could be a model for Md." Sept. 11). In fact, the Energy Answers incinerator would generate only a marginal amount of electricity — at best 160 megawatts — while burning at least 4,000 tons of waste matter a day, primarily ground-up tires, vinyl, plastic, wood and municipal waste. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the project is the state's decision to waive the law prohibiting...