It may be a sign of an improving economy.
CWLP officials say people are now inquiring about purchasing some of the city’s “fly ash,” a by-product of power generation.
The city used to routinely sell thousands of tons of the waste, which can be used in the production of concrete, but the market for it evaporated during the economic downturn.
Now the city says there is a demand for it again, at a price of five-dollars per ton.
The sale could be approved next week, but some aldermen warn that EPA rules could complicate the matter.