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2 July 2011

See Crossness 'Sludge' Powered Generator

If you flush the toilet in South London, there's a good chance the contents will eventually arrive in Crossness, the destination of Joseph Bazalgette's Southern Outfall Sewer and home of the grand Victorian Crossness Pumping Station.

There is good news, however, as whilst modern Crossness still processes sewage, Thames Water has found an excellent use for your 'sludge'. In 1998 the Crossness 'Sludge' Powered Generator was built, at the cost of £165m, and now rather than just depositing all treated 'sludge' directly into the sea, some of it is converted into energy through the Crossness 'Sludge' Powered Generator.

For more information, see http://www.power-technology.com/projects/crossness/

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