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Connecticut's waste wake-up call
MIRA plant a symbol of state’s struggle to move into 21st century

Steam billows from a tall stack near the power block facility at the MIRA trash-to-energy facility in Hartford’s South Meadows. Shredded trash is moved through an extensive conveyer system, visible at right, from the tipping floor on the waste processing side (off camera) to the power block facility where it is converted through combustion to RDF, or refuse derived fuel.  |   photo by: Cloe Poisson