Wheelabrator Technologies could abandon its plan to build an incinerator ash landfill in Catskill, N.Y., amid opposition from local activists urging Catskill officials to reject the project.
HudsonValley360 reports that the proposed project involves hauling ash from Wheelabrator’s incinerators in Peekskill, Hudson Falls and Poughkeepsie to 158 acres in Catskill.
A letter from Wheelabrator declaring its intention to withdraw the Catskill plan is pending, according to reports. However, an area Department of Environmental Conservation official could not confirm on May 20 that Wheelabrator has pulled out.
HudsonValley360 has more details:
A New Hampshire-based municipal waste combustion company is dropping its plan to build an ash landfill in the town, two village officials confirmed Friday.
Wheelabrator Technologies was proposing to lease 158 acres on Route 9W in Smith’s Landing, including a former quarry owned by Peckham Materials, Inc.
The project involved hauling 445,000 tons of ash annually from Wheelabrator’s incinerators in Peekskill, Hudson Falls and Poughkeepsie, to the Catskill site, and separating the metals from the ash. The anticipated life of the project was 48 years. The application, first submitted in 2017, was under review by the state Department of Environmental Conservation but its status is currently considered incomplete.