Officials from Durham and York Region, Ontario have endorsed a site for a potential wasteto-energy plant in Clarington close to the nuclear power plant. The vote from the Joint Waste Management Group (made up of councilors from both regions) was unanimous. It came after a heated debate in Newmarket led by representatives of opposing views: Durham Chair Roger Anderson argued in favor of incineration against Paul Connett, a retired chemistry professor from New York state who is a well-known anti-incineration activist. Five companies, including some from Germany, Japan and the U.S., are on the short list to build a plant. The last incinerator built in the Greater Toronto Area was built in 1992 in Brampton. Halton Region, Niagara Region and Hamilton are also considering waste-to-energy plants.