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One dead, several sickened after UES Legionnaires’ outbreak

One person on the Upper East Side died of Legionnaires’ disease and six others were sickened by the bacteria-borne illness, officials said Friday.

The Health Department said the person who died was over 90 years old and had “significant underlying health conditions.”

Four people were recovering in hospitals and two others were discharged. (Read More)

Utah facility can turn food waste into enough natural gas to power a small city

North Salt Lake • State and local officials broke ground for Utah’s first food digester Thursday morning in a project aimed at reducing landfill waste and harnessing unused renewable energy.

The North Salt Lake facility, to be opened in late 2018, will deploy anaerobic digesters to grind and liquify food waste, then use water, heat and bacteria to convert it into methane gas to be used as natural gas and bio-solids to be converted into fertilizer (Read More)