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Local colleges powered by landfill gas

Published On: Jan 27 2014 04:41:46 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 04:58:20 PM CST
Emory & Henry College
EMORY, Va. -

Several small colleges in Virginia are switching to landfill gas as their source of electricity.

Emory & Henry College is one of five schools that have joined forces to make the change. 

Emory & Henry says the shift will save the school up to $1 million over the next 12 years.

Officials are working to establish a facility at the landfill in Bristol, Virginia.