FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick County Commissioners have voted to suspend the bidding process for a large trash incinerator amid growing opposition to the $527 million project.
The 4-1 vote effectively kills the project after more than two years of planning and studies.
The incinerator was planned for an industrial park just south of Frederick along the Monocacy River near the Monocacy Civil War battlefield.
Supporters had hoped to conserve landfill space and generate electricity by burning garbage from Frederick and Carroll counties.
Opponents, including the National Park Service, had argued that the plant would be an unsightly source of pollution and that the county should instead encourage more trash recycling.