Gallery: National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater ...

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The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant has long been the bane of existence for residents of Greenpoint. The plant’s upgrade dumped massive amounts of pollution into the creek and contributed to the waterway’s designation as a Superfund site. But National Grid is working on a plan that would make the unsightly treatment plant a little more bearable. The utility company has teamed up with the city to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the plant into utility-grade natural gas. In other words, they want to turn your farts into fuel and sell it back to you.

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