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July 22, 2014

Oregon landfill expanding system that turns Seattle trash to power

The East Oregonian

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Capacity will increase from 6.4 megawatts to 12.8 megawatts, enough to power roughly 12,500 homes. Seattle City Light will purchase all electricity produced at Columbia Ridge.

ARLINGTON, Ore. — Waste Management is doubling capacity at its landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, generating more energy for homes and businesses 260 miles away in Seattle.

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