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Officials flip switch for base’s landfill gas-to-energy plant

Base, military and public officials pose in front of the $20 million generator plant during the landfill gas-to-energy project ribbon-cutting ceremony held here, Friday.



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This work, Officials flip switch for base’s landfill gas-to-energy plant [Image 1 of 4], by Nathan Hanks, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.23.2011

Date Posted:10.01.2011 09:07

Photo ID:466196

VIRIN:110923-O-#####-158

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:18.32 MB

Location:ALBANY, GA, USGlobe

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Officials flip switch for base’s landfill gas-to-energy plant

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