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Clarington site recommended for WTE plant (September 25, 2007)

Southern Ontarios York Region and Durham Region have published the consultants recommendations for a site for the...


Southern Ontarios York Region and Durham Region have published the consultants recommendations for a site for the location of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility. The preferred site is in the Municipality of Clarington.

According to the Executive Summary, The Minister of the Environment approved the Terms of Reference for the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment Planning Study (the Study) on March 31, 2006.

“In Accordance with the approved EA Terms of Reference, potential siting locations for the preferred technology would be determined and evaluated. Based on the evaluation of these potential locations (Alternatives Methods) it is concluded that the preferred long-term site for a thermal treatment facility for managing the residual waste remaining after achieving 60 per cent to 75 per cent diversion is the site referred to as Clarington 01 which is owned by the Region of Durham, located south of Highway 401, west of Osbourne Road and north of a CN Rail corridor, in the Municipality of Clarington.

The detailed report is available for download at www.durhamyorkwaste.ca/

(Look under the link to specific documents under Whats New/Hot Links at the bottom of home page.)

GENIVAR (parent company of MacViro) is the lead consultant in the study. Contact the consultants by calling 905-475-7270 or by visiting www.macviro.com


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