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Mayor kicks off work on UK's biggest low carbon waste plant

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has this week officially kicked off work on the future £80M plant that will transform household rubbish into clean energy to power up to 15,000 local homes.

Based in Dagenham, this will be one of the UK’s first large scale advanced gasification plants and is expected to create 25 permanent skilled jobs as well as up to 100 construction jobs during the building works.

Once it is operational in 2013 it will turn almost 100,000t of waste into around 19MW of energy each year.

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