Delta Thermo Energy waste-to-energy plant gets necessary state permits

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  • DEP issues permit to Delta Thermo for waste-to-energy plant – WFMZ Channel 69
  • Controversial Allentown waste-to-energy plant gets necessary state permits – Lehigh Valley Live / The Express-Times
    • The waste-to-energy plant seeks to blend waste with sewage sludge to convert the mixture into a fuel. It will be capable of processing 120 tons per day of municipal solid waste and 47 tons per day of sewage sludge.But opponents of the proposal say the facility is little more than an incinerator that depends on untested technology, and have expressed concerns it will be detrimental to the environment and health of nearby city residents.Opposition to the project prompted a grassroots group of city residents to push for a voter initiative that would establish a clean air law, which would have required around-the-clock emissions monitoring and other restrictions.That voter initiative, which Delta Thermo actively fought against in court, was rejected by the county courts due to procedural errors, a decision later upheld by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
  • Delta Thermo gets two permits for Allentown waste-to-energy plant – The Morning Call
  • WFMZ Channel 69 – Delta Thermo project moving forward in Allentown Construction start depends on completion of financing
    • It also is intended to give Allentown the option to use or sell energy created by burning municipal waste and sludge.
    • Many residents have voiced concerns about the plant, which they dismiss as a trash incinerator, including the potential for harmful emissions.
    • Some also continue to question whether it’s a good financial deal for the city.

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