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New methane plant at Lawrence landfill turns trash into fuel


September 22, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new $20 million methane plant at a landfill in Lawrence is turning trash into an energy source.

The plant at the Hamm landfill has begun collecting harmful greenhouse gas produced by rotting trash and turning it into fuel for natural-gas-powered vehicles, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

Hamm officials said at a ceremony Wednesday that the new plant joins other recent projects that lessen the landfill's environmental impact, including a recycling center and a new system for capping landfills.

"All of these projects are a great story for the community," said Ch...

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