Rahway High School Science Teachers Visit Covanta

Photo Caption: Science teachers tour Covanta Energy’s Union County Resource Recovery Facility in anticipation of a student field trip to the plant. (Photo courtesy of Rahway High School)

RAHWAY–Recently, Rahway District Supervisor of Science, Technology, Environment and Math (STEM) Kevin Robinson and a group of Rahway High School teachers of environmental science and biology toured the Union County Resource Recovery Facility. Later this year, students from the high school will also tour the plant, located on Route 1 in Rahway.

This facility is owned by the Union County Utilities Authority and operated by Covanta Energy under a 25-year lease negotiated in 1998. The plant processes up to 1,540 tons of solid waste each day into enough electrical energy to power some 30,000 homes and businesses. The facility runs entirely on the energy it produces, and the remaining 39 megawatts of renewable energy it creates is sold through a merchant power marketer.

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