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Landfill waste-to-energy project will be put to bid again
The board that runs the regional landfill will re-bid on a waste-to-energy project, ask for environmental assessments, and keep the process in the public view.
The six-person R-Board voted unanimously this afternoon to re-bid the project. County staff will draft the request-for-proposals over the next few weeks and they will be posted on the Fredericksburg city and county government websites, R-Board members said.
The RFP will ask for companies to submit available environmental information about their projects. Once a company is selected, the R-Board will then ask them to pay for a third-party study that could cost around $200,000 and take five months to complete, according to county estimates. That stipulation was at the request of the Board of Supervisors last month, when it rescinded its authorization of a lease with Energy Extraction Partners, the company selected in the original RFP last fall.
The Rappahannock Regional Waste Management Board (R-Board) hopes a waste-to-energy project will help with its financial situation and declining revenues.