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Old 03-10-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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IIRC Waste Management has one the is near the Pompano area landfill in Florida. It burns the huge amounts of tree and grass trimmings from the area. The landfill smell is FAR worse than any small smoke from the waste-to-energy plant. I've been by there too many times to count.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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Thanks my54ford,
You correctly read my mind. The concern is about air quality. We are considering retiring to a place that has a great AQI now, but is just about to break ground on a biomass (forest products and sewage sludge) energy facility. I had and still have some concerns about air quality degradation. Too me quality of life and thus retirement includes clean air, as the wife and I are outdoor active. I grew up in the allergy capitol of the U.S. Believe me, I can tell clean versus dirty air, regardless of the source. Next to cost of living, conveniences and warmer winters, air quality is a key requirement for this retirement. Ugh, no pun intended.

Upper Midwest? The UP of Michigan, maybe?

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I am Generation Project Manager for a Public Power Utility in the upper midwest. I am currently installing a spark fired engine on a landfill in central Minnesota. We also run several small units on sewage plant digesters. Also have some small experiance on biomass plants. Facilities of this size are permited by the State and or the Feds. The do not create "dirty" air quite the opposite in most cases the are cleaner burning than many OLD coal plants....
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