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Maryland Issues Permits for Waste-to-Energy Plant

Maryland has issued permits for a proposed waste-to-energy facility in Frederick County.

The Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release that it issued the environmental permits for the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority for the Frederick/Carroll County Renewable Waste-to-Energy Facility in Frederick.

Hamapton, N.H.-based Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. will operate the facility, which will incinerate municipal solid waste, biosolids and scrap tires to meet the solid waste disposal needs of the two counties and produce about 45 net megawatts of electricity.

The air quality permits issued by the Maryland department with regard to limiting mercury emissions are more stringent that what state and federal law requires, it said.

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