International Paper Test Tire Burn Approved, Vermonters Not Pleased

Ticonderoga, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued the final permit allowing International Paper to run a two-week test burn of tire-derived fuel at its mill in Ticonderoga. That plant is on the western shore of Lake Champlain. The permit was granted despite the objections of Vermont officials and residents who say the Green Mountain State will bear the brunt of the pollution emitted from the test. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.