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Harford Waste-To-Energy Facility Workers Face Uncertain Futures after Plant Shuts Down

When operations end at Harford County's waste-to-energy steam plant in Joppa Thursday, 47 people, some who have worked there for nearly 30 years, will lose their jobs.

Those 47 people work for Energy Recovery Operations Inc., the subcontractor that operates a plant that provides about 50 percent of the steam energy needed to heat and cool building at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area by burning the majority of Harford County's non-recyclable trash.

Many of the employees, who support spouses and children, do not yet have new jobs lined up.

"This is all Energy Recovery does, so we don't have any other place to put people, so their jobs will be ending," company President Jeffrey Poulton said Monday.

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