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New Hampshire-based waste processing company could be coming to Catskill

Feb 13, 2019 12:29 am
Sarah Trafton reports for Columbia Greene Media that a New Hampshire-based waste processing company is "scouting" the former Peckham Materials cement quarry in Smith’s Landing in Catskill as a site to recycle metal from ash shipped in from its other plants. Wheelabrator, a company that converts waste into renewable energy, "expressed interest" in the 158 acres on Route 9W now owned by Peckham Materials Inc. The company introduced themselves to Catskill Village officials with a presentation to the Village Board of Trustees on Jan. 23. Manager of Development Mark Schwartz said the company would not burn waste in Catskill. “It’s an industrial zone with no repurpose value,” he said. “There’s no use for the land, there’s no abutters, there’s no disturbance of the viewshed.... We are doing subsurface studies of the site to test the hydrology, geology, seismic activity, resistivity and groundwater. We have found no fatal flaws so far,” he said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360.com.