Field Trip to Concord Wheelabrator

This year we went to a waste place and a guy took us for a tour of the place. We got to see really interesting stuff like the waste-to-energy process. We also got to see the people who watched the machines to make sure the flames don't get too high. If it does, they immediately tell them to make sure that it dooen't catch on fire.

My favorite part was the crane, which looked like a beany-baby grabber. But no, it was really for picking up the garbage to put it into the furnace.

I used to wonder what this place was, whenever we passed the tall chimney outside. Now I know! They make electricity out of garbage. It was a fun field trip.

We were allowed to look right into one of the huge boilers, where the temperature is more than 2500 degrees Fahrenheit!

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