For more than a year, Harrisburg’s incinerator facility and its heavy debt load have epitomized public finance gone wrong.

Yet a neighboring waste-management authority views Harrisburg’s incinerator as a potential savings boon and is ready to hand over $45 million and implement lower tipping fees in order to purchase the facility. The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Friday approved a resolution that would allow the authority to enter into a memorandum of understanding with key participants in Harrisburg to discuss a potential purchase of the troubled incinerator.

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