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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.
Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin is poised to recommend the county buy a trash incinerator in Lorton.
Tags: Covanta Energy , waste-to-energy , Lorton , Anthony Griffin , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Robby Demeria , Dominion Power , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg
A Fairfax County incinerator handles a million tons of garbage a year and produces enough energy to light 80,000 homes. Now the county has to decide whether to buy one of the largest incinerators in the country from the company that owns it.
"A lot of people are watching this particular race as a bellwether because, frankly, there are just not a lot of districts that look anything like the 11th Congressional district," says George Mason University professor Mark Rozell.
Fairfax County Supervisor Sharon Bulova, a Democrat, is the first to announce her candidacy for supervisor chairman.