Waste pit at refuse-to-energy plant, Connecticut

Waste pit at refuse-to-energy plant, Connecticut

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Caption: A large overhead crane in operation above a waste pit at the RESCO refuse-to-energy plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The plant receives 2,500 tons of rubbish each day, delivered by truck & dumped in the pit. Two overhead cranes transfer the waste from the pits to the feed hoppers of three high-temperature furnaces, where combustion temperatures exceed 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Each furnace consumes 750 tons of rubbish each day. Steam raised drives a turbine coupled to a hydrogen-cooled generator that produces 67 megawatts of electricity for the surrounding Fairfield County.

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Keywords: crane, electricity, energy, environmentally friendly green, from recycled waste, industry, overhead, power, recycle, recycled waste, recycling, rubbish, waste to energy recycling

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