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Raggertail

Raggertail, a mixture of plastic and paper, is seen on Dec. 4 at Lehigh Northeast Cement Co. in Glens Falls. The company is looking to use the alternative fuel.

GLENS FALLS — The public will have a chance to learn more about Lehigh Cement Co.'s proposal to burn a paper and plastic mixture at an upcoming meeting.

It will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Adirondack Room at The Queensbury Hotel, according to a news release. Reservations are not required.

The cement company is looking to update its air permit with the state Department of Environmental Conservation to burn raggertail, a 40 percent paper fiber and 60 percent plastic trimmings mixture. The alternative fuel would be used on an as-needed basis in combination with coal or natural gas to heat the plant's kiln. 

The DEC extended its public comment period, following the permit's initial public review. That comment period closed on Jan. 10. Lehigh said Monday it would present information and answer questions about its proposal at the Jan. 29 meeting. 

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