Plan to Build Waste-to-Energy Plant in Hawaii in Jeopardy

Date: April 23, 2008

Source: News Room

A plan to build a $125.5 million Waste-to-Energy plant in Hilo, Hawaii recently faced extinction when the county finance committee there voted 6 to 3 against the proposal. After a decade and having spent $1 million, Hawaii County ultimately decided on a proposal by Texas-based Wheelabrator Technologies to construct and operate a facility that would replace the county's aging South Hilo landfill in eastern Hawaii which is expected to reach capacity by 2012. For the measure to survive, two of the council members who voted against the proposal must reverse their decisions when it goes before the nine-member council on May 7.

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