Portland, Ore. reaches milestone in 'Poop to Power' project

The city of Portland opened its first natural gas fueling station at its wastewater treatment plant in April 2018. The city called it a major milestone for its “Poop to Power Project." (photo courtesy KGW)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) - We flush and we forget. But what if all that waste didn't have to be wasted?

The city of Portland, Oregon just opened its first natural gas fueling station at its wastewater treatment plant. The city says it's a major milestone for its "Poop to Power Project."

It might sound gross, but city leaders say it will be great for the environment. The methane by-product created by treated sewage will be converted into natural gas. That will be pumped into cars without using fossil fuels.

Get more on this story from KGW, our NBC station in Portland.

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