Firm drops North Vegas waste-to-energy plant idea

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A company is dropping its bid to build a waste-burning gasification power plant in North Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( ) that a company representative told the City Council on Wednesday that that EP Renewable Inc. company was withdrawing its application.

Permit engineer Keith Brinkley cited neighbors' concerns about the facility off Losee (LOH'-see) and Lone Mountain roads.

Coral Springs, Fla.-based EP Renewable had proposed a plant costing more than $100 million to convert waste into electricity by burning tires and construction waste at extremely high temperatures.

Captured gases would be used to power a steam turbine.

Proponents had said the project could create 48 megawatts of electricity a day and provide almost 300 jobs.

Neighbors said they feared odors, air pollution, traffic and noise.


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