Sunday, May 8, 2011

History Channel's "Inspector America" examines Waste-to-Energy at Hennepin County, MN

Waste-to-energy was spotlighted on television as the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) in Minnesota was featured recently on the premier episode of the History Channel's newest show, Inspector America.  The one-hour show looks at America's infrastructure and the toll that time has taken on it.  Host Timothy Galarnyk, a safety inspector with more than 35 years of experience, sets out to explore the condition of infrastructure in cities throughout the U.S. – uncovering projects and structures that are deteriorating and finding examples that are working.

The waste-to-energy facility and several other Hennepin County projects, including the construction of the Lowry Avenue bridge and the Hennepin County Transportation Department's use of technology for projects such as snowplowing and traffic signal timing, were featured as examples of how proactive decisions and well-maintained facilities can ensure the safety and efficient operation of our infrastructure.  The show does not appear to be available online, but Hennepin County’s website has a very good video on the operation of their waste-to-energy facility.

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