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DEC withdraws Wheelabrator permit applications

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File photoWheelabrator, a New Hampshire-based waste processing company hoped to buy 158 acres owned by Peckham Materials Inc. on Route 9W in Catskill to build an ash landfill on the site, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed Tuesday that it has withdrawn the company's permit applications.
June 11, 2019 02:41 pm

CATSKILL — Wheelabrator Technologies and the state Department of Environmental Conservation made it formal Tuesday.

The Hudson Valley Materials Management and Reclamation Project, which would have constructed an ash landfill at the old Peckham Materials Inc. quarry in Smith’s Landing, is officially off the table.

In a letter to Mark Schwartz, senior manager for business development at the Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based company, DEC environmental analyst Kristy E. Primeau confirmed that the Mined Land Reclamation and Solid Waste Management permits sought by Wheelabrator have been withdrawn from consideration.

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