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Does Burning Garbage to Produce Electricity Make Sense?

By Sciam.com | Posted - Aug. 28, 2011 at 12:17 p.m.



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From the sidewalk there's almost no evidence that behind the walls of the energy-from-waste plant in Alexandria, Va., an incinerator is burning garbage at more than 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit and providing electricity to thousands of homes."Everything that the resident puts out on the street in a trash can comes here," said Bryan Donnelly, the facility manager. At his location, that amounts to about 350,000 tons of municipal waste per year. [More] Read More ...

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