Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Waste not

N.J. utilities converting sewage into valuable energy

Ridgewood Director of Public Works Christopher Rutishauser at the village’s sewage treatment facility. 
KEVIN R. WEXLER

Record

Bergen County Record

At wastewater treatment plants in New Jersey, the methane once flared off as waste is being used to produce electricity. Sewage has become a money-maker with technological advances that allow all kinds of waste to be turned into electricity. And following the success of these pioneers, other agencies around the U.S. are starting to take a look as well.

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Baltic Sea, Chesapeake comparisons protect both

Science Daily

Shallow basin of brackish water. Large catchment area in relation to size. Poor water quality despite reduced external nutrient load. This description sounds familiar to people living in both the Chesapeake Bay area and near the Baltic Sea. The similarities provided a list of recommended protection measures to decision-makers.

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Pittsburgh wants more time for green sewer fix

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County want the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to give them more time to include more green solutions to the Pittsburgh-area's overflowing sewer system.

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