After millions of wasted dollars, after unfulfilled promises of incinerators and after the countless fear mongering assertions that trash would pile up on the streets, become ridiculously expensive or that landfill space was about to run out, WASTEC is being dismantled. And guess what, life goes on!
(Star News) – New Hanover County staff requested the deconstruction of the Wastec stack and enclosed flues, and commissioners approved the proposal unanimously Monday. The proposal allows staff to proceed with deconstruction immediately, as long as the cost doesn’t exceed $300,000.
At the time of its closing the facility was losing approx. $500k in taxpayer dollars a month.
Kudos to the county commission for taking a serious look at solutions on this matter rather than pandering to fear.
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