In Indiana, several mayors of Lake County are hesitant to sign 20-year agreements that would see their MSW go to the proposed Powers Energy of America MSW-to-ethanol plant because they say the technology isn’t yet proven. Powers’ website says it is. The lawyer for a major garbage trade group and a local waste industry official have said the county’s contract with Powers could violate legal precedent pertaining to the flow of trash and that legal options are being explored.
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