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Frederick official: Forget incinerator

(AP) The president of the Frederick County Commissioners says the county should drop its plans for a waste-to-energy trash incinerator near Frederick. Blaine Young told The Frederick News-Post Tuesday that he will suggest the county terminate its contract with Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. for the $386 million project. The commissioners are scheduled to consider the matter Thursday. The project was proposed more than five years ago. It suffered a blow in April when Carroll County pulled out of an agreement to jointly fund it. Young says he favors contracting with a trash hauler to dispose of garbage outside the county. The county released a report Tuesday showing that under current market conditions, using an incinerator would cost nearly twice as much as trucking trash to a landfill.

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