Biomass Plant Welcomes Ice Storm Debris


Local highway crews are seizing an opportunity to put December's ice storm debris to good use.

Town and village highway superintendents from across Jefferson county met Tuesday with officials from ReEnergy Black River. 

ReEnergy runs a biomass facility at Fort Drum and is offering to pick up downed trees and tree limbs at centralized locations for free. 

ReEnergy will burn it for fuel.

"The benefit is we're existing in the local community, cleaning up a problem they have," said John Howe of ReEnergy.

Highway superintendents agreed to a July 1 deadline to have everything cleaned up.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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