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News Release

Update #3: Boilers restart at Durham York Energy Centre

WHITBY, ON March 21, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham is advising residents that Covanta, the operator of the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC), has restarted boiler #2 after taking it off-line for annual maintenance which was advanced to repair a damaged water tube within the boiler. Boiler #1 was restarted after completing the annual scheduled maintenance.

"I’m pleased to report the facility operator, Covanta, has completed the maintenance and repair work to the boilers," said Susan Siopis, Commissioner of Works. "The Technical Standards & Safety Authority inspections ensured the repairs were conducted in accordance with their guidelines and the Durham York Energy Centre is now operating and accepting waste again."

For more information on the Durham York Energy Centre, visit, call 1-800-667-5671, or email

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