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NASA Using Renewable Energy Source At Space Flight Center

NASA Using Renewable Energy Source At Space Flight Center

Glenn Mahone, Doc Mirelson

NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christie Todd Whitman will open a new chapter in environmental history Thursday.

The two administrators will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT May 8 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, Md., to recognize the first federal government facility to use landfill gas for energy. Officials from Prince George?s County (PGC), Md., and Dallas-based Toro Energy, Inc., will join Administrators O’Keefe and Whitman.

To attend the event, media should contact GSFC public affairs by noon Wednesday, May 7, at: 301/286-8955. Send facsimile requests to: 301/286-1707.

PGC and Toro officials will lead a tour of the Sandy Hills Landfill in Bowie, Md., the source of the gas used at GSFC, after the event.

The landfill gas project was completed under a utility services contract between GSFC and Toro Energy, Inc. EPA?s Landfill Methane Outreach Program is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable energy source.

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