MENANDS, N.Y. -- Turning sludge into heat is turning into a money-saver for Albany County, officials said Wednesday.
They've unveiled a new power system at a water treatment plant in Menands. The $8.6 million system melts and burns sludge and waste -- using it to generate power.
Previously the waste was just burned for disposal. Officials say the process will eventually save the county an estimated $400,000 a year.