Article on Maine's solid-waste infrastructure, detailing the $26 million transfe
Article on Maine's solid-waste infrastructure, detailing the $26 million transfer of operating rights of the West Old Town landfill from state hands to Vermont-based Casella Waste Systems, owner of the Maine Energy Recovery Corporation (MERC) in Biddeford. Last April, in an effort to keep politically valuable paper-mill jobs in the state, Gov. John Baldacci agreed to buy the landfill from Georgia-Pacific (G-P), subsequently selling the operating rights to Casella. Critics like Rep. Joanne Twomey, D-Biddeford, and Old Town resident Stan Levitsky, charge that it was a back-room deal in violation of state laws regarding public input. Details.
Casella Waste Systems, Refuse and refuse disposal
Irvine, Alex, "Article on Maine's solid-waste infrastructure, detailing the $26 million transfe" (2004). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1616.
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