Buenos Aires approves EIS for Ensenada solid waste plant

Monday, August 22, 2011

Argentina's Buenos Aires province sustainable development authority has approved an EIS for a solid waste treatment plant in Ensenada city, the authority said in a release.

The ruling allows construction to begin on the plant. A consortium of Spanish company Sanea, local waste collection firm Esur and construction firm MGM is in charge of the project.

The plant will cost some 164mn pesos (US$39.3mn).

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Scheduled to begin operating in 2012, the facility will treat 700t/d of waste generated in La Plata, as well as an additional 300t/d generated by Ensenada, Berisso, Brandsen and Punta Indio.

The project is being carried out in response to a Buenos Aires supreme court ruling that forced the province to shut down a landfill in Punta Lara, previously operated by state-owned waste management company Ceamse.