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Spokane Taking Over Waste-To-Energy Plant

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity.
   
Mayor David Condon advised Wheelabrator Technologies on Wednesday that the city won't renew a contract worth about $21 million a year.
   
The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/QgojJF) the city hopes to save money by operating the plant itself. The city owns the plant but contracted with Wheelabrator in 1989 to design, build and operate it.
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