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

Mr. Van Naarden said during his first presentation, and then again on April 28th, that he had plans to add “new services and new technology.” What is he talking about?

Some of the other plants operated by DTE use a technology known as hydrothermal decomposition. In his presentation he mentioned the possibility of adding that technology for the purpose of disposing of sewer sludge for our members, which is a growing problem across Maine. Understand that adding any new technology would require additional permitting from the Maine DEP.

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