EPA Approves Permit for Puerto Rico Waste-to-Energy Unit

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 12, 2013

1 Min Read
EPA Approves Permit for Puerto Rico Waste-to-Energy Unit

A waste-to-energy facility in Puerto Rico has gotten the go-ahead from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which approved an air permit for the construction and operation of a 77-megawatt unit.

The facility, owned by Energy Answers Arecibo LLC, a subsidiary of Albany, N.Y.-based Energy Answers International Inc., will use the former site of the Global Fibers Paper Mill in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, according to a news release.

The permit requires Energy Answers to use the best available control technology to reduce air pollution, as well as other monitoring requirements. In addition, Energy Answers will pay for a second monitor in the community to collect data on lead emissions.

The Washington-based EPA first proposed the permit in May 2012.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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