[NEWS] Trash Incinerator Company Appeals Permits for Competing Facility in Maine

– by Nick Sanbides, Jr., August 12, 2016, Bangor Daily News

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Penobscot Energy Recovery (Bridget Brown/Bangor Daily News)

Penobscot Energy Recovery Co.’s battle with Fiberight over central and northern Maine’s post-2018 trash disposal future is headed to court.

Orrington-based PERC, along with its majority owner, USA Energy of Minnesota, and Exeter Agri-Energy, filed an appeal in Kennebec County Superior Court on Friday saying that the Maine Department of Environmental Protection erred in giving three permits to Fiberight’s proposed $69 million waste processing plant in Hampden.

A spokesman for the Fiberight effort dismissed the appeal, saying it was unlikely to have any impact.

The DEP on July 14 issued final Solid Waste, Air Emissions and Stormwater Management and Natural Resources Protection Act permits for the waste-to-energy plant proposed for the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road.

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