Concord's Wheelabrator plant reaches milestone today
So how do you mark the silver anniversary of a waste treatment plant?
“We’re just having a gathering thanking everyone involved because it’s pretty special. In addition, we have six employees who have been here, including myself, the full 25 years,” LaRiviere said. “I started on the lower rungs and worked my way up.”
It’s one of 17 waste-to-energy plants around the country run by Wheelabrator, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waste Management.
Every day, the plant converts more than 500 tons of post-recycled household and commercial waste into energy, generating more than 14 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 14,000 New Hampshire homes, as well as its own operations.
“We’re looking at this as a milestone, as a testament to the Wheelabrator Concord employees and the safety of the facility,” LaRiviere said.
For the first time, the company will be streaming online video coverage of the event, in which 150 students from 15 schools in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Florida will be making presentations on ocean health.
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