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Hartford, CT’s Trash-to-Energy Facility Needs an Influx of Cash


Hartford, CT’s trash-to-energy facility is showing its age and without an influx of $330 million to refurbish the plant the state may need to send its garbage to landfills.

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) doesn’t agree with the plan. “The concept of investing that kind of subsidy in a decades-old facility, decades-old technology, is in our view, really not moving us forward in terms of more sustainable solutions for our state,” said DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes. 

Ned Lemont, CT’s governor, is interested in having small businesses come forward with new ideas for sustainable waste management solutions.

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