King's Lynn incinerator's £33.76m bill to end contract

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Image caption The incinerator scheme faced widespread opposition

The settlement to end a heat from waste incinerator contract in Norfolk has been set at £33.76m.

The county council said the money will be paid to contractor Cory Wheelabrator in July when full costs are scrutinised and audited.

Councillors chose to abandon the £500m project amid rising costs and a failure to secure government backing.

The authority had set aside £30m to settle the contract, but interest rates increased the amount that must be paid.

Earlier this month, the council said highways maintenance and a library book fund could face heavy cuts so it can pay for the failed waste scheme.

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