CRRA Warns Of Hikes

There are 11 comments on the Jan 21, 2008, Hartford Courant story titled CRRA Warns Of Hikes. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The 70 municipalities that received $27 million last month in a lawsuit against the state trash authority could wind up paying back more than four times that amount because of the closing of the agency's ...

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Lalaland

Stevenson, CT

#22 Jan 21, 2008
"$220 million failed agreement in 2001 between CRRA and Enron Corp." Interesting way to phrase it: a "failed agreement" as opposed to a $220 million premeditated theft, or a crime. Follow the money... all the way back to the Bush family and fellow criminals.
Sparky

Killingworth, CT

#23 Jan 21, 2008
We have been reading in the paper for up to the past 10 years about the dump closing. It's always managed to remain open.

We've seen the attempts to beautify it. Remember all of the conifers that died the first time? Then they replanted them a second time when they also put in an irrigation system with sprinkler heads. Those trees also died. Then they put in huge posts to hold up nylon black screening. That ripped apart and all that apparatus was removed. Then they placed black piping that would allow the propane gasses to burn off. Now I see they're laying in some huge concrete drainage pipes near the base. All for a dump that is going to close and still stinks to high heaven.

It's going to cost $115 million to cap the dump with dirt, padlock the gates and then continue to ship surrounding towns' garbage and ash to out-of-state facilities for another 4 years.

Why would surrounding towns pay a middlman with this track record any fees for out-of-state shipping? Towns knew this was eventually coming.

What will the garbage trucks do now? They collect a town's trash, drive to Hartford and dump the load. Then CRRA uses a bucket loader to reload the garbage into their (contracted) long trucks for shipment out of Connecticut? You would think smaller groups of towns could have banded together as a consortium and do this job more efficiently as smaller trucking and shipping units.

This whole scenario just makes you shake your head in disgust. Furthermore, individuals are making exceptional money to plan this kind of future plan.
Corrupticut

Tuxedo Park, NY

#24 Jan 21, 2008
Rell spouted on about ethics.....has anyone seen any? NO! She has been useless as a governor. Im sure all the morons will vote for her again. Government is supposed to be " for the people by the people " Its time we got rid of all incumbants! Dems and repubs! they have both failed us!
Hmmmm

Centerville, MA

#25 Jan 21, 2008
Suzzie wrote:
"Lawyers and Banks advised the CRRA to give $220,000,000 to Enron."
Who are the lawyers? Who were the Banks? How about full disclosure?
Blumenthal was advising and promoting
the Deregulation of Electricity when the bill was passed for Tom Ritter, who now sites of the board that determines how high your electric rates should be.
The Corruption is so well established, and so deep in the government,even the press is afraid to expose it.
Bring back Dennie Williams.
Federal Investigation???
Stop the Nonsense

Fall River, MA

#26 Jan 21, 2008
feduptaxpayer wrote:
Maybe Senator Tom Gaffey needs more for his expense account
Let's find out where Gaffey live, and go dump all of our trash there.... he LIKES trash - he's been sleeping with it for years.
Stop the Nonsense

Fall River, MA

#27 Jan 21, 2008
Larry the Cable Guy wrote:
NO TO INCREASES .... NO TO THE BOTTOM FEEDERS LIKE SENATOR TOM GAFFEY......... GET RID OF THESE GOOFS NOW !!!!
you got it right, Larry - git-er-done.
Fed UP

Old Saybrook, CT

#28 Jan 21, 2008
Stop the Nonsense wrote:
<quoted text>
you got it right, Larry - git-er-done.
Gaffey is a bottom feeder, always has been. Never had a real job in his life. Maybe the Government Action Fund can pay for the fee hike, after all, he spends it on his girlfriends at the capitol, so put it to good use Tom!
Fed Up

Oakdale, CT

#29 Jan 21, 2008
Here we are - just a year before the landfill closes - and the CRRA finally comes out with a "probably around $ 115 million" cost. From the sound of this article and the contractual relationship with the so-called member towns, it is CRRA's responsibility to handle this for the towns. Also, it sounds like the CRRA doesn't know where the ash is going to go - probably out of state doesn't sound like a plan. Finally, what happens after 2012 and how much does that cost?

Here's an idea - dump the CRRA into the landfill along with the MDC and start over!

It's time to get rid of these political hacks and get an organization, staff and board who work for the people - not to fatten their own wallets.

So, why isb
boredrealis

Naugatuck, CT

#30 Jan 21, 2008
a literal translation of crra spokesman nonnemacher's name is 'do nothing.' how appropriate for someone who speaks for the crra. actually it doesn's begin to address what this agency has done and not done for this state. fire them all.
ANGRY VOTER

Rocky Hill, CT

#31 Jan 21, 2008
TIME TO TELL CRRA TO TAKE A HIKE.
Hunchback of Notre Dame

Newington, CT

#32 Jan 21, 2008
Lalaland wrote:
"$220 million failed agreement in 2001 between CRRA and Enron Corp." Interesting way to phrase it: a "failed agreement" as opposed to a $220 million premeditated theft, or a crime. Follow the money... all the way back to the Bush family and fellow criminals.
You don't need to go that far. just look at Bill Dibella minions Senator Tom Gaffey and State Rep Paul Doyle. Gaffey has a full time do nothing job with the Crra and Doyle was their Attorney (general counsel). Instead of filling their pockets with all that Crra Moolah they should have prevented the illegal loan.

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