Australian Paper's $600M plan to burn waste for power raises health concerns in region

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Australian Paper's $600M plan to burn waste for power raises health concerns in region

August 13, 2018 - 18:23
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GIPPSLAND, Australia , Aug. 13, 2018 (Local News) -Kerbside rubbish from Melbourne's south-east suburbs will be used to power the country's biggest paper mill under an ambitious plan by Australian Paper.

The power plant, at Australian Paper's Maryvale mill in eastern Victoria, would be the state's first large-scale waste-to-energy project, burning 650,000 tonnes of kerbside rubbish every year.

Australian Paper estimates the $600 million project would produce 225 megawatts of power and reduce the mill's greenhouse gas emissions by 500,000 tonnes per year.

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