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December 7, 1992:
Statement by Vice President-Elect Al Gore on WTI

        

by Keith Schneider New York Times

Excerpts

On December 7, 1992, in his first post-election stand on an environmental issue, Vice President Elect Al Gore called for a halt to the WTI incinerator.

The statement subtitled, 'Clinton-Gore Administration Would Not Issue Test Burn Permit,' also called for a Government Accounting Office investigation into the controversial WTI incinerator.

Serious questions concerning the safety of an East Liverpool, Ohio, hazardous waste incinerator must be answered before the plant may begin operation...

Gore said that when he and President-elect Bill Clinton take office, their Administration will not issue the permit needed to allow test burns of the incinerator.

Until all questions concerning the compliance with state and federal law have been answered, it doesn't make sense to grant any permit.... The potential impact on the people of this community -- on their health, on their children's health, on the investment they have made in their homes and businesses -- is too great to proceed without study and caution.