Lehigh possibly closer to burning sewage

Lehigh possibly closer to burning sewage
Published: 03 June 2005

Lehigh Cement Co plans to burn sewage sludge from Baltimore to power one of its plants in Carroll County is one step closer to approval.

Lehigh Cement Co. runs a distribution terminal in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Allentown, Pa.-based company proposes to use the sludge as a complete or partial replacement for the coal it burns at its plant in Union Bridge, WBAL-TV 11 News reported.

The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council is reported to have voted unanimously in favor of the plan this week.

A test burn last year produced too much nitrogen to meet state air quality standards, but company officials said they are confident they can meet state regulations.

Carroll County commissioners must still approve the plan.