Oneida Nation starts construction of project for renewable energy
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin began work on a renewable energy facility.

The 70,000-square-foot plant will convert garbage into energy. Kevin Cornelius, the chief executive officer of Oneida Seven Generations Corp., said it can process enough waste every day to provide electricity for 3,000 homes.

"This should be looked at how much it's going to save taxpayers," Cornelius told The Green Bay Press-Gazette. "The important thing here is that instead of 150 tons of garbage going to a landfill, we'll create electricity for taxpayers."

The tribe is negotiating with Brown County to accept waste from a county transfer station. Cornelius also said the plant will accept garbage from other entities.

The facility is due to become operational in December 2011.

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