Port Townsend biomass project elicits 200 comments; more to come after second comment period ends Friday

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Port Townsend biomass project elicits 200 comments; more to come after second comment period ends Friday

October 06, 2010 - 09:49
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PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Oct. 6, 2010 (Peninsula Daily News ) -The state Department of Ecology received about 200 public comments during a public comment on a proposed order that would allow the construction of a $55 million biomass incinerator at the Port Townsend Paper mill.

Ecology will not provide a response, or publish the comments online, until additional public comment sought only on the potential environmental effects of the facility during a period that ends Friday are collected and analyzed.

The cogeneration project, in which the mill's main boiler would be converted to use waste wood from the North Olympic Peninsula, would generate electrical power while cutting some emissions -- and raising others -- and providing up to 25 megawatts of electricity for sale.

Penisula Daily News: Port Townsend biomass project elicits 200 comments; more to come after second comment period ends Friday

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