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Croton-Harmon High School Students Visit County Incinerator

Croton-Harmon High School ecology students visited the Westchester County incinerator in Peekskill.
Croton-Harmon High School ecology students visited the Westchester County incinerator in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Conributed

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Croton-Harmon High School ecology students recently had a chance to see what happens to Westchester County’s garbage after it is picked up from the curbs each week.

Raymond Ferrara brought his students to visit the county incinerator in Peekskill, where they were able to see the trash transform into steam to then create electricity, according to a press release.

“During this trip, the students saw firsthand that ‘there is no away,’ which has been an overarching theme throughout our curriculum this year,” Ferrara said in a press release. “This facility receives all of Westchester’s municipal waste and burns it to create steam, which is used to turn a turbine and create electricity.”

Students had the opportunity to see the turbine up close. “It was truly a powerful experience,” Ferrara said in a press release.

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