Case Study: Delaware Valley Resource Recovery

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Since Delaware Valley Resource Recovery facility is located in Chester, you expect Covanta to mainly be burning their waste, but in reality only 1.5% is Chester’s waste. “Covanta thrives on making Chester the burning ground for waste from Delaware Country, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and many other states” (“Chester Environmental Justice”). Using trains to carry trash from New York City, they want to increase the rate from 200,000 tons per year to 500,000 tons per year. I believe Covanta took control over the Delaware Valley Resource Recovery facility because it was a “divide-and-conquer strategy” located near “political boundaries such as the border between two cities. By locating on the boundary between two cities rather than in the
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