Puerto Rican scientist calls importing coal ash to Osceola County ‘immoral’

in Osceola County News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

A leading Puerto Rican chemist is calling a recent move to import thousands of tons of coal ash to Central Florida “immoral,” as public outcry over the decision mounts.  

On April 1, Osceola County government gave a green light to Waste Connections – the private owner and operator of the JED Solid Waste Facility east of St. Cloud – to import 65,000 to 325,000 tons of coal ash from Puerto Rico between now and Dec. 31.

The request was approved unanimously, without public inputor discussion from county commissioners.