May 5, 2013
Oslo eager to import trash to solve fuel shortage (Magdalene Perez, 4/30/13, MSN News)
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 5, 2013 4:42 PMAs some landfills in the United States fill to capacity, Oslo is facing a very different problem -- a trash shortage.The Norwegian capital, which burns garbage to generate heat and electricity, has more demand for waste than supply, The New York Times reports. Nearly half the city of 1.4 million is heated by burning garbage, including household trash and toxic and industrial waste.With not enough local trash to keep its incinerators running, Oslo has turned to importing rubbish from England, Ireland and Sweden, according to the report. City official Pal Mikkelsen, managing director of Oslo's waste-to-energy agency, is even interested in importing waste from the United States, he told the Times.
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