Delaware Valley Resource Recovery Facility
OperatingTrash Incinerator           Total Power
165 MW
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Address

10 Highland Avenue
Chester, PA 19013
United States
Delaware County
Latitude: 39.82578
Longitude: -75.38964
Year Opened: 1991
Water Source: Municipality
Notes
Their six boilers were rated at 448 tons/day each, totalling 2,688, but around 1997, they started taking much more, and now the facility is rated at 3,510 tons/day, making it the largest in the U.S. and around the 5th largest in the world.

Ash goes to Delaware County's Rolling Hills Landfill in Berks County, PA. For a couple of years, it used to go to the neighboring Clean Metals plant for metals to be removed from the ash for recycling before ash was landfilled, but that mess of a plant was closed in 2005.
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Data Sources

2012 U.S. Biomass Power Map
EIA 2008
Energy Recovery Council Incinerators - 2000
Global Anti-Incineration Alliance - Incinerators
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian0.3%0.3%0.2%0.3%
Asian1.0%0.3%1.6%3.1%4.8%
Black49.6%63.8%38.5%16.2%28.3%
Hispanic17.8%6.5%5.7%3.6%8.9%
White30.9%28.4%53.1%75.8%56.8%
Population1,45823k90k339k2,600k
Income$20k$28k$50k$72k$63k
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CORPORATIONS
NameRelationOwnership
Covanta Delaware Valley LPOwner100%
American Ref-Fuel Co of DE ValleyFormer Owner 






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