By John Croman
Kare 11 News

A coalition of environmentalists and north Minneapolis advocates are calling on Hennepin County to close theĀ Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, known as the HERC, as early as 2025. They say it’s imperative to reduce health impacts of the trash-to-energy plant located next to Target Field

The Zero Burn Coalition includes Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, an organization of physicians and other healthcare professionals that advocates for removing the health risks posed by air pollution and climate change. The coalition contends county leaders have a responsibility to remove any sources they can identify and control, especially those that have an disproportionate impact on persons of color living in lower income neighborhoods.

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