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Tampa, Fla., Announces Plans to Take Over McKay Bay WTE Plant

October 23, 2019

Via: Waste360

The city of Tampa, Fla., has given notice that it plans to take over the McKay Bay waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in an effort to save money. Tampa Bay Times reports that the move could save the city up to $5 million a year.

New Hampshire-based Wheelabrator Technologies has operated the plant for 30 years. Instead of making a profit from the facility, city officials say they could invest in reducing mishaps that occasionally shut the plant down, causing garbage to be sent to landfills instead of turned into ash and heavy metals, the report notes.

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