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DC Water, Dignitaries To Break Ground on $1.4 Billion in Environmental Projects | Environment

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DC Water, Dignitaries To Break Ground on $1.4 Billion in Environmental Projects
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This story comes to us from Pamela Mooring:

 

Today The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) will break ground on two massive environmental projects at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the world’s largest facility of its kind.

 

•?? Thermal hydrolysis and anaerobic digesters will “pressure-cook” the solids left over after wastewater treatment to produce combined heat and power—and generate enough electricity to fuel one-third of the plant’s needs! ($400 million)

 

•? Enhanced Nutrient Removal Facilities will reduce the amount of nitrogen in effluent to meet the new U.S. EPA and Chesapeake Bay Program goals of 4.7 million pounds per year or less in 2014— one of the most stringent requirements in the world! ($1 billion)

 

 

In addition to Mayor Vincent C. Gray,  Dr. Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment, and Dr. Ellen Gilinsky, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Water, U.S. EPA Headquarters will attend the event.

 

 

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