Ban on burning construction and demolition waste OKd in NH House
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The door to burning construction and demolition waste – pushed slightly open for the past couple of years – would be slammed shut again, if House Bill 358, passed by the New Hampshire House March 20, becomes law.
The state completely banned so-called C&D waste in 2008, following the controversy over the issuance of a state permit that allowed a firm named Bio Energy to do so at a site in Hopkinton. That permit allowed Bio Energy at the time to emit more lead into the atmosphere than all other stationary sources in the state combined, NH Business Review reported at the time. The Department of Environmental Services withdrew the permit amid community uproar, and lawmakers eventually passed the ban.