The Harrisburg Authority expects to get revenue from:
Neither the Cumberland nor Perry County agreements actually guarantee that any waste will come to the incinerator. The current Perry County agreement expires before the incinerator would start operation.
Spot market waste can include residual waste (sewage sludge, construction & demolition wastes, tires, pharmaceuticals and other industrial wastes). They could get higher tipping fees for residual wastes, so we would expect them to try to maximize those.
Electricity would be sold to PP&L. The Authority believes that it can sell electricity for 6 cents (above market rate) as "renewable" even though the organization that certifies green electricity does NOT define incinerators as renewable sources of electricity.
Steam would be sold to NRG (the oil & gas plant near the Partiot-News building) but only at NRG's discretion.
|Pollutant||tons / year||lbs / day||Health Problems caused or made worse (not a complete list!)|
|Nitrogen Oxides (Nox)||250||1,369.86||Lung irritation, worsens asthma|
|Carbon Monoxide (CO)||141.8||776.99||Aggravates heart problems|
10 microns or smaller (PM10)
|32.7||179.18||Increased attacks in asthmatic children, increased deaths in elderly|
|Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)||116.7||639.45||Lung irritation, worsens asthma|
|Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)||54||295.89||Lung irritation, worsens asthma|
|Arsenic||0.01||0.055||Cancer; May damage fetus|
|Beryllium||0.0003||0.0016||Cancer (lung & bone)|
|Lead||0.27||1.48||Reproductive problems; Memory & behaviour problems, Nerve damage|
|Mercury||0.13||0.71||Nerve toxin; Reproductive problems|
|Cadmium||0.027||0.148||Cancer (kidney); Reproductive problems; Kidney & liver damage|
|Chromium VI||0.003||0.016||Cancer (lung & throat); Reproductive problems; Asthma|
|Nickel||0.03||0.16||Possible cancer (lung); Asthma|
|Dioxins||0.000018||0.00010||Cancer; reproductive problems; birth defects; learning disabilities|