A $147 million plant at the Murray County landfill will create more than 120 new jobs. The plant will be used to turn household garbage into diesel, kerosene, fertilizer and jet fuel. Paragon Scientific Inc. COO and Vice Chairman Paul Peterson said the operation would be a `model` for communities across the nation. The plant is expected to reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill by 85 percent. The conversion plant could be working in one-year to 18 months.

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