April 10, 2014

Resource Recovery Facility Receives US EPA Clean Air Technology Award

The County’s Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) in Dickerson has received the prestigious 2014 EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Clean Air Technology Award for upgrading its emission control system to an LN™ (Low NOx) system that lowers emissions of nitrogen oxides.

The LN™ technology has proven its ability to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by approximately 50 percent, or 400-500 tons per-year, from pre-installation levels. This is equal to the removal of roughly 50,000 passenger cars from the road -- a significant achievement for both the local environment and regional air quality.

The Resource Recovery Facility is owned by the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority and is operated for the exclusive benefit of Montgomery County by system designer Covanta Montgomery, Inc.

See release for more details.

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