Burning waste to produce energy was seen as a way of reducing the volume of waste required to be land-filled and generating much needed energy from the waste. The surrounding communities questioned the safety of burning trash and so risk assessment was used to help design the Trash-to-Energy facilities to show that the technology was safe.
Lancaster Trash-to-Energy Facility, Lancaster, MA: A trash-to-energy incinerator in Massachusetts designed to burn municipal solid waste.
Falls Township and Potts Town Trash-to-Energy Facilities, PA: Potential emissions from two proposed waste-to-energy facilities in Pennsylvania.
South American Coal-fired Power Plant: Conducted risk assessment for facility emissions including Sox No2 COx and particulate matter. Hazardous emissions such as PAH, and metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and chromium. The project was funded by the Word Bank and used U.S. EPA guidelines to an acceptable risk.