HAVERHILL, Mass.--What happens to your garbage that isn't recycled? If you live near Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy plant here, it's incinerated and turned into electricity. This plant treats about 600,000 tons of waste a year and turns it into 40 megawatts of continuous power to the grid. Waste-to-energy is more popular than landfills in some countries in Europe and some argue the U.S. should do more waste to energy.
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October 21, 2011 9:47 AM PDT
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