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Editorial: Plant could be a good addition if...

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There's a word that keeps coming up when you listen to a description of the new biomass gasification plant proposed for Empire Township: "If."

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At first glance the plant, which would turn garbage and other waste material into high-end diesel fuel, sounds like a miracle. It will reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills. It will reduce dependence on foreign oil. It will be the first of a new breed of fuel production plants.

If it works like it's supposed to.

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