A coalition of environmental groups has paid for a recount of a Nov. 5 referendum that passed by 252 votes, allowing Oakland County to issue up to $500 million unlimited tax general obligation bonds for an incinerator and recycling program.

Diane Pederson, president of Help Oakland Protect the Environment, one of the groups involved in raising $4,250 for the recount, said the groups were not ready to give up their opposition to the incinerator. The vote was "too close," he said.

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