Harrisburg Authority approves sale of trash incinerator

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 13, 2013 11:30 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- The sale of the municipal trash incinerator that dragged the city of Harrisburg to the brink of bankruptcy is a step closer.

The board of the incinerator's owner, the Harrisburg Authority, has voted to sell it to the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.

The Lancaster County authority's board agreed August 28th to buy the incinerator, and a deal valued at up to $132 million is expected to close in early November.

It will rename the incinerator the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex.

The purchase is designed to help pay down the approximately $350 million in debt tied to the facility.

Other approvals for the deal are necessary, including by a state judge, Harrisburg City Council and the state attorney general's office.

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