In July 2016, The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued permits to the state’s Municipal Review Committee and Fiberight to build a new waste management plant in Hampden. And despite Penobscot Energy Recovery Company’s appeal that challenged Fiberight’s permits, construction of Fiberight’s new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility is slated to begin this fall.
The Maine-based nonprofit Municipal Review Committee voted unanimously last week to release up to $1.62 million from the tip fee stabilization fund to get construction underway. Construction will take place mid-October 2016 through January 2017 and will resume again in April 2017, provided that the remaining $3.48 million needed for the construction is released.
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The first visible sign of a new Fiberight waste-to-energy plant will get underway soon now that the organization representing more than 100 central Maine communities has voted to release millions of dollars in funding to start constructing a road to the site in Hampden.
The Municipal Review Committee voted unanimously Friday to release up to $1.62 million from the more than $20 million tip fee stabilization fund for construction to start this fall.
Jim Guerra, vice president of the review committee’s board of directors, said he and his colleagues are “relieved and excited” to be moving forward with the project.