August 10, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Newport News Shipbuilding is partnering with the city of Hampton to convert shipyard trash into steam power.
The division of Huntington Ingalls Industries says the shipyard's solid waste is incinerated at Hampton's steam plant facility and converted to steam. The energy is then used to power NASA Langley Research Center facilities.
Officials say the program will significantly decrease the amount of waste the shipyard sends to the landfill and enable NASA to continue its research and conserve fossil fuels.
The steam plant has been converting local trash into energy for 33 years and plant burns up to 240 tons of trash per day.
In 2012 alone, the steam plant exported more than 317 million pounds of steam to power NASA's facilities.
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