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Fairfax Co. rejects deal to buy trash facility

After six years of review, Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors voted 8 to 2 to reject a $418 million option to buy the Covanta waste to energy facility in Lorton.

Tags: Lorton , Sharon Bulova , Gerry Hyland , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 11:59am EDT

Trash talk in Fairfax is just about over

A big decision on trash is about to be made in Fairfax County, and it may impact other parts of the D.C. region.

Tags: Fairfax Board of Supervisors , Sharon Bulova , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Jim Corcoran , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 03:11pm EDT

Fairfax Co. executive backs purchase of waste-to-energy plant

Fairfax County can make money and keep better control over its own garbage and imported waste if it picks up the option to buy the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Lorton, County Executive Anthony Griffin says.

Tags: Pat Herrity , Fairax County , waste-to-energy , Anthony Griffin , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 03:53pm EST

Fairfax Co. debates purchase of $400M waste-to-energy plant

Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin is poised to recommend the county buy a trash incinerator in Lorton.

Tags: waste-to-energy , Lorton , Anthony Griffin , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Robby Demeria , Dominion Power , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Pat Herrity , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:13pm EST

Groups hope to turn floating ocean trash into fuel

Beginning later this year, Project Kaisei will collect debris from the ocean which Covanta Energy will use to test a new waste-to-fuel technology.

Tags: Great Pacific Garbage Patch , trash , renewable fuel , fuel , Project Kaisei , Clinton Global Initiative , Bill Clinton , Michelle Basch , renewable energy

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:36pm EDT

McDonnell talks trash after visiting Lorton plant

Currently, Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility handles a million tons of trash per year, producing enough electricity to power 80,000 homes. The energy created is the equivalent of about 500,000 barrels of oil per year.

Tags: Lorton , waste-to-energy , Bob McDonnell , Dominion Power , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:52pm EDT