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Barron Waste to Energy

Special | 4m 16s

At a time of rising energy prices and dwindling landfill space, a small county in western Wisconsin believes it's found a possible solution to both. Barron County's Waste-to-Energy plant burns raw garbage inside 450-degree cauldrons and turns the resulting steam into enough energy to power itself, a nearby cheese plant and other residents.

Aired: 05/19/11

Rating: TV-G

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