Ensuring affordable, long term, and environmentally sound disposal of MSW

Does this mean he’ll be burning sewer sludge?

No. As Mr. Van Naarden has said often, they do not incinerate anything. Also, as has been stated many times, the Hampden plant will reopen using Fiberight technology, the only technology for which the plant is permitted.

Keep in mind that the safe disposal of sewer sludge is a tremendous problem for the state of Maine. As board president, Karen Fussell reiterated during the April 28 quarterly meeting, how municipalities look for ways to deal with safe sludge removal is dependent upon the State and DEP and the directions they may take.

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