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Garbage Recycling / Iowa #487125

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 19, 1976
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(Studio) Report on garbage project.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Ames, Iowa) People pay $6 million for plant to convert garbage. [Kittie MUCHINSKY - says not wasting anything.]

(Des Moines, Iowa) Landfill method of disposal used here. Experts say garbage thrown out by Americans has energy equivalent to 150 million barrels of oil.

(Ames, Iowa) Part of garbage generates 15% of town's energy. Process described. [Public works director, Arnold CHAMPLAND - says garbage is substitute for coal.]

Chancellor, John;
Iker, Sam

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