"Students shine green light on garbage burner"
By Melissa Slachetka, Twin Cities Daily Planet, February 23, 2008
Hennepin county and the College of Design's student group Greenlight are collaborating to educate the community about the Hennepin County Energy Recovery Center (HERC) and improve its appearance. HERC burns household trash to generate electricity for about 26,000 homes. County officials say the trash burner outputs mostly steam and its emissions don't pose a health risk.