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Delaware Breaks Ground on Waste-to-Energy Plant


Wilmington city officials have broken ground on a renewable energy plant that will be fueled by trash and sewage sludge.

Groundbreaking was held Thursday for the $36 million power plant that city officials say will significantly reduce the amount of sludge produced by the Har Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant will burn trash and sewage sludge to generate electricity and excess heat will be also used to dry leftover sewage sludge.