A publication of Work On Waste USA, Inc., 82 Judson, Canton, NY 13617 315-379-9200 JULY 1994
# LOCATION DETAILS REASON FOR DEFEAT OF INCINERATOR
T E X A S (continued)
251. Lubbock 425 tpd Low landfill tipping fees & electricity prices have halted plans for a Environmental mass burn, modular unit with front-end material separation. Protection Resources/NRT (Ref GAA 1991)
252. Pasadena 1,500 tpd Mass burn plant was to be privately developed by American Ref-Fuel. AMERICAN REF-FUEL Project put on hold when developer could not get high enough rate for electricity from utility. [Ref GAA 1988]
253. San Antonio 2,000 tpd Not economically feasible; low landfill tipping fees have scratched plans for a City owned & operated mass burn facility. Considered converting two units of City-owned gas-fired power plant. (Ref GAA 1991)
254. West Columbia 249 tpd Developer (Process Design) has not obtained financing for mass Process Design burn project. [Ref GAA 1988]
U T A H
255. Weber County 650 tpd National Ecology has previous contract to operate landfill and develop (Ogden) NATIONAL waste-to-energy project. However, BFI now runs landfill and old agreement ECOLOGY is no longer in effect. [Ref GAA 1988]
V E R M O N T
256. Lyndon-St. Johnsbury RDF Problems with the vendor & NIMBY opposition killed this RDF project in Industrial Park K.T.I. in the very early planning stages.(Ref GAA 1991)
257. Lyndonville 200 tpd RDF No state regulations on resource recovery yet promulgated in Vermont. Getting permitting for a fluidized-bed RDF gasification facility looked difficult to impossible. (Ref GAA 1991)
258. Rutland 240 tpd This $36 millon incinerator ran for 8 months before the owner/operator VIWS (VICON) went bankrupt in August 1988, at which time the incinerator was shut down (it never reopened). Two proposals to revive the incinerator were defeated. The 1st was in Dec 1989 when residents voted against the countys proposal to buy the incinerator. The 2nd was when local entrepreneurs (Vermont Integrated Waste Solutions) bought the incinerator and tried for 3 years to get a permit to operate. They were denied the permits by the State Agency of Natural Resources on March 23, 1993. Reason for denial: too much dioxin in the air in the Rutland area --see WN #240. There was intense citizen opposition to reopening the incinerator. Partners in VIWS included the Casella brothers, VTs largest waste haulers. The financial advisors to Rutland County on the original (Vicon) project was Stephens Inc. -- see WN #284 (Fayetteville, AR) & WN #291 (St. Lawrence County NY (2). Also see Waste Not #s 3,5,16,19,80,240.
V I R G I N I A
259. Loudoun County 300 to 1,100 tpd Were considering several options & decided to merge with Prince (Manassas) William Countys planned [incinerator] facility. (Ref GAA 1991)
260. Martinsville 400 tpd In Oct 1991, RFP issued for solid waste disposal options. Seven or eight proposals received, including several waste-to-energy plans. Martinsville Energy Recovery Company formed, but numbers did not work out. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
261. Newport News 650 tpd Political opposition to the siting decision caused this mass burn venture to be abandoned in 1988. (Ref GAA 1991). See also Waste Not # 22.
262. Portsmouth 400-600 tpd For economic reasons Portsmouth decided to landfill instead of building an COGENTRIX incinerator. (Ref GAA 1991) See below.
263. Portsmouth 1,500 tpd Project scratched (9/90) when the S.E. Public Service Authority decided to WHEELABRATOR build a new landfill instead... (Ref GAA 1991)
264. Prince George County 1,800 tpd RDF Proposed vendor (KTI Energy) bid the tipping fee too low. Could not get KTI acceptable electricity sales nor get acceptable electricity sales rate from VEPCO. RDF project died in 1991. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
265. Pulaski/Radford 175 - 350 tpd Proposed mass burn project canceled due to insufficient waste stream. Pulaski County (Ref GAA 1991)
266. St. Pauls College 200 - 1,000 tpd College planned with Foster Wheeler to develop regional 200 to 1,000 tpd Lawrenceville FOSTER WHEELER waste to-energy recycling & composting plant; also a research center (Energy Production& Environmental Research Center.) However, option was dropped in mid-1992; locality against siting [incinerator] in their jurisdiction. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
267. WISE COUNTY 200 tpd Plans for resource recovery have been shelved. [Ref GAA 1988]
W A S H I N G T O N
268. Clark County 450 tpd Considered waste-to-energy (specifically mass burn, waterwall incineration) but no plans to proceed... (Ref GAA 1991)
269. King County 1,600 tpd Decided to go with recycling & maximum waste reduction instead of mass OGDEN MARTIN burning because of citizen opposition. (Ref GAA 91) -See WN #27.
270. Pierce County 800 tpd After studying costs, County decided against building mass burn plant [in WHEELABRATOR August 1991). (Ref GAA 1993-94)
271. Seattle 2,000 tpd Intense citizen opposition forced the city to examine alternatives. First U.S. city to announce a 60% waste recovery goal. See Waste Not # 15 & 16.
272. Snohomish County 700 tpd Considered building a mass burn facility with Tulalip Indian Tribe but siting problems made long hauling to Eastern Washington cheaper and easier. (Ref GAA 1991)
273. Tulalip Indian Tribe 2,200 tpd Tribe negotiated with A.B.B. & Ogden Martin; however, waste- Marysville (Competitors:) to-energy project never developed. Unable to get King County to commit ABB & OGDEN MARTIN waste stream. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
W E S T V I R G I N I A
274. Jefferson County 550 tpd RDF RDF/recycling project never came on-line. 30,000 square foot building Waste Services built but landfill closed by West Virginia DEP; shut off cash flow. Technologies County in litigation with Waste Services Technologies. (GAA 1993-94)_
W I S C O N S I N
275. Brown County 400 tpd RDF project is no longer being actively developed. Environmental regulations & State laws require that recycling be the first step in solid waste planning. (Ref GAA 1991)
276. Eau Claire County, 180 tpd County terminated relationship with vendor (Consumat) & consultant Seymour Township CONSUMAT (Camp Dresser McGee) in June 1992...Vendor having financial problems; wanted to transfer project to subsidiary. Cost of environmental impact review skyrocketed. County Board was unlikely to approve more funding. Also, questions were raised regarding air emissions, tipping fee increases & local politics. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
277. Milwaukee County 600 to 1,200 tpd In 1988, a citizen and governmental council decided to implement recycling before any [incinerator] planning. (Ref GAA 1991)
278. Outagamie County 450 tpd Financing problems experienced by mass burn plant developer led County to recycle & landfill its solid waste. (Ref GAA 1991)
279. Waukesha County 600 tpd Plans to construct new incinerator canceled January 1991. Westinghouse WESTINGHOUSE was to have designed, built & operated mass burn plant. Costs were too high (estimate of $107 million) & tipping fee would have been $97/ton. (Ref GAA 1993-94)
280. Wood & Portage 300 tpd Modular project scratched since market for steam non-existent and Counties electricity sales rates are low. Study will be performed by end of 1988 to determine if waste-to-energy is feasible at University at Stevens Point. (Ref GAA 1988)
GAA references refer to the year the Resource Recovery Yearbook: Directory & Guide was published by the for-profit Governmental Advisory Associates, 177 E. 87th Street, N.Y., N.Y. 10128. Tel: 212-410-4165
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