Official says WTE incinerator construction remains on track

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Pete McCarthy
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Date Published: 12/01/2011

Construction of a waste-to-energy incinerator in Frederick County is on pace to start by August 2012, and the plant could be up and running three years later. All that remains is final permitting, which is still being reviewed, Michael Marschner, special projects manager for the county, told the Rotary Club of Frederick on Wednesday. “It’s not like you’re getting a permit for a house,” Marschner said. “There are a lot of things that get checked and double-checked.” The county has so far hit no major snags in the process, he said. “Everything is proceeding pretty much on schedule,” Marschner said. “These are large projects that take a lot of time to develop.” Frederick and Carroll counties have an agreement to build the 1,500-ton-per-day incinerator at McKinney Industrial Park in Frederick. The plant will burn trash to generate electricity for both counties.