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183 Raymond Boulevard, Newark (Essex), New Jersey 07105
Newark, New Jersey
"Marine Transfer Station" MTS Garbage Trash Incinerator "Resource Recovery"
Initially a joint undertakingof the Port Authority, Essex County and American Ref-Fuel Company of Essex County, Essex County Resource Recovery currently is operated by Covanta Energy under a long-term lease with the Port Authority. Using proven mass-burning technology, the plant processes about 2,750 tons of solid municipal waste per day. Each year the plant generates approximately 500 million kilowatts of electricity - enough electricity enough to operate the plant and 45,000 homes. The electrical energy recovered by the plant is sold on the open market.
Located in an industrially zoned area of Newark, the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility consists of three mass-fired boilers with two turbine generators. Using technology developed by a leading German firm, high temperature combustion destroys most pollutants. Additional control devices then limit further acid gas, NOx, mercury, acid gasses and particulate emissions. The plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, under strict environmental standards. It employs approximately 86 people.PROJECT HISTORY:
The project's design and construction employed the largest minority business enterprise plan in New Jersey history.GENERAL CONTACT: