This has been a priority for the MRC. Without the MRC coalition or the restarting of this plant, municipalities centered around Bangor would be left with few options. That would allow tip fees to increase, we estimate by as much as $15 to $25 dollars more per ton. This would be a blow to MRC member budgets. It is the strength of our numbers that buttressed the appeal of the CRM plant to potential buyers.
Any additional cost that MRC may encounter due to bypass will be reimbursed at closing. After closing, those costs will be incurred by new ownership.