In 1992, New York City announced its plan to build seven garbage incinerators as a way to solve the city’s growing waste problem. These toxic incinerators posed a great health threat to people and the environment. In addition, the decision to build the incinerators in only lower income, disenfranchised neighborhoods was in 1992 the newest form of institutional racism. This award-winning video examines the economic, social and political aspects of this issue, and makes a strong case for alternative plans to incineration, such as extensive recycling and composting. Produced by Cathy Scott and Susan Levine of PTTV.
1992 TRT: 28 minutes #228