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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature For April 4

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:



Profile AmericaThursday, April 4th.   Many people who use computers regularly will recognize the saying "garbage in — garbage out."  In these days of intensive search for alternative ways to create power, the words have become "garbage in — energy out," as a number of power plants burn garbage instead of fossil fuels.  The first power plant in the U.S. to burn garbage was the Union Electric Company in St. Louis, Missouri, on this day in 1972.  The U.S. now burns about 14 percent of its trash, compared to the 54 percent of the world leader, Denmark.  Coal, natural gas, and nuclear power currently generate most electricity used in the U.S.  Over 4 trillion kilowatt hours are generated, of which almost 19 billion are created by incinerating waste.  Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sources:  Kane's Famous First Facts, 3489 Museum of Solid Waste & Energy Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 945

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
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