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Allentown, Pa., May Be Replacing WTE Plant Delta Thermo Energy

Allentown, Pa., May Be Replacing WTE Plant Delta Thermo Energy

In 2015, the City of Allentown, Pa., issued a request for qualifications to solicit contractors for a new “non-landfill” trash disposal facility, which just so happens to be located on the same site as Delta Thermo Energy. 

The city ended up receiving seven responses from companies in Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, Missouri and Ohio, but it has yet to move forward with any plans to make this new facility a reality.

Delta had planned to build a 48-square-foot facility on Allentown’s Kline Island, which would have burned pulverized municipal waste and sewage sludge to produce electricity. But in 2012, this plan was rejected by the Allentown City Council.

The Morning Call has more information on this possible new facility:

If you thought Allentown's plans to build a waste-to-energy plant died with Delta Thermo Energy, think again.

In March 2015, several months after the city's controversial contract with the Bucks County trash-to-electricity company was axed, Allentown issued a request for qualifications to solicit contractors for a new "non-landfill" trash disposal facility on the same site, according to emails released to The Morning Call in a right-to-know request.

That RFQ, which advises respondents that the city will likely "enter into discussions for the feasibility of an alternative disposal system," prompted seven responses from companies in Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, Missouri and Ohio.

Read the full story here.

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