Covanta Fire FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Covanta Fire Update FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Covanta Fire FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Even before the fire, the Doral community had petitioned to have the plant moved elsewhere in the interest of the residents health.

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Covanta Fire FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Even before the fire, the Doral community had petitioned to have the plant moved elsewhere in the interest of the residents health. What is the plan long-term to address the fact that this plant has been affecting the nearby residential areas, schools, and businesses?

    With the health and wellness of our community always as the top priority, the City of Doral has consistently advocated for moving the Covanta waste-to-energy plant outside of the City, to an area with less impact to residents. Unfortunately, with the jurisdiction for Covanta operations falling under Miami-Dade County, the decisions have been made by Miami-Dade County Commissioners to approve keeping the plant in Doral. Mayor Christi Fraga and City Council remain committed to working however they can to urge the Miami-Dade County Commission to move the plant away from Doral. Our City has grown substantially in the last 20 years, with great schools, parks, homes and businesses. We will be imploring Miami-Dade County to reconsider these important factors and revisit their vote in 2022 and do the right thing by exploring an alternate location for this facility. 
  2. How/when were updates communicated to the residents?

    Updates to the community were in effect as soon as we were made aware of the matter. Updates were posted on social media immediately asking the public to avoid the area. As Miami Dade Fire is the lead agency on this matter, they did provide more details, and as those facts were made available to the City, additional advisories took place in the form of City website news updates, social media posts, email blasts, and calls to our residents from Mayor Christi Fraga, through DoralAlerts. The City of Doral thanks Miami-Dade County and all the agencies involved that worked closely with us to provide daily briefings which the City communicated through our regular advisories to the community.
  3. Where can I find air quality testing reports?

    Miami-Dade County is posting testing reports online through their  website.
  4. How can I stay informed on this situation?

    To ensure you don’t miss important updates, we encourage you to follow @Cityofdoral on  Instagram,  Facebook,  Twitter, check our  website and subscribe to  DoralAlerts. Additionally, you can sign-up to receive email communications by joining our  email database.
  5. Has drinking water been affected?

    Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has worked throughout the area checking the drinking water system and has confirmed that the drinking water is as it should be. If you experience any issues, please contact WASD and they will go to the specific address and verify the water quality. Call the 24-hour call center at  305-274-9272.
  6. How many people joined the town hall meeting?

    The Virtual Town Hall Meeting had approximately 450 participants. We thank our community for being engaged and joining us to learn more about this very important matter. Video of the meeting is available to watch  online.
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