Sunday, September 10, 2006

Using Landfills for Power

A Florida county is going to hold an experiment that could change the way we use solid waste. Using the trash from a landfill to generate gas to run a power plant seems like a good idea. The skeptics are loud and clear, and one wonders what they will do with the plant once the landfills run out (the design lifetime of a nuclear plant is 40 years). Things like this must be tried. If it fails, it will be a costly and humiliating error. If it succeeds, it could change the game forever.

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