Chris McDermott and Julia Werth

Chris McDermott and Julia Werth has 2 articles published.

Posted on in Solid Waste and Recycling

With No Easy Alternative, Advocates Call for Equity in Managing State’s Waste

For the last 26 years, hundreds of diesel trucks and a steady stream of smoke have greeted the residents – and commuters – in south Hartford each day. The trucks — carrying trash from 49 other towns — are headed for the Materials Innovation Recycling Authority (MIRA)’s waste-to-energy plant on Maxim Road near the Wethersfield… Keep Reading

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MIRA waste-to-energy deal faces major obstacles

Caught between tipping fees that could reach $140 a ton, and Hartford’s likely refusal to agree to 30 more years of hosting the state’s largest waste incinerator, a deal to avoid trucking a significant portion of Connecticut’s waste out of state appears on the brink of failure. A term sheet signed last week by MIRA’s… Keep Reading

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