Cost could sink Cleveland trash plant

CLEVELAND (AP) — A proposal in Cleveland for a trash-to-energy plant could be sunk by rising cost estimates.

But mayoral chief of staff Ken Silliman tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( the city has not ruled out the idea. He says the city is still pursuing an air emission permit from the state in case the project goes forward.

A city consultant says the project expense would far exceed that of other methods of waste management.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans a public hearing on the issue June 12 in Cleveland.

City administrators believed that the $180 million facility would help the city-owned electric utility meet its goals to tap more renewable energy sources.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

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