WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Massachusetts company is proposing to build a plant in Connecticut to transform garbage into electricity.
Chestnut Hill BioEnergy has signed an agreement to buy the site of a former factory in Waterbury and convert it into what it says would be the country's largest food-waste-to-energy plant.
The company says the plant would be able to produce electricity for 10,000 homes.
Chestnut Hill representative toured the site Tuesday and say they are awaiting approvals from state and local officials.
The plant would accept 625 tons of garbage a day and generate 12 megawatts of electricity, which it would sell to Connecticut Light & Power.
The company says the plant would also create 40 to 50 jobs.
Mass. Company Proposes Energy Plant In State
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