Landfill board votes against waste-to-energy plant


A waste-to-energy plant in Baltimore. Photo by spike55151, Flickr

The Landfill of North Iowa Board voted against plans to create a waste-to-energy plant in Mason City. The $35 million proposed plant would have converted solid waste heading to a landfill into synthetic gas, which could have been burned to create electricity, and then sold to Alliant Energy.

The plant would have created more than 50 jobs.

Some of the board members who voted against the plant worried that the project was being rushed into.

Read the full article from the Globe Gazette here.