RI Attorney General expresses concerns over proposed waste facility in West Warwick

A local company wants to build the facility on West Warwick's Division Road, which is near a playground and a child care center.

WEST WARWICK, RI (WLNE) – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha is expressing his concerns over a proposed medical waste facility license.

Neronha’s office say his concerns are mainly about the deficiencies in the application process for the proposed West Warwick facility.

“The regulatory process required in our state to approve facilities that emit pollutants into our environment has to be robust and complete to protect public health and the environment,” Neronha said in a statement Thursday. “In matters like these, involving untested technology, strict adherence to the regulatory scheme’s substantive requirements, and going beyond the minimum public input required, is absolutely critical.”

Neronha went on to say that he urges the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to “closely scrutinize” the facility’s application.

The Attorney General says he wants to ensure that the facility won’t pose a threat to the general public.

A local company wants to build the facility on West Warwick’s Division Road, which is near a playground and a child care center.

Neronha explain his concerns in detail in a comment letter that his office sent to the Rhode Island DEM.

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