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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping convert old coal-mining land in western Maryland into greenhouses to grow food for Frostburg State University students.

The EPA and the environmental group American Rivers are announcing the project today on the university campus. The five-acre greenhouse project is a joint effort by the school, the state and the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council.

The council says one acre of greenhouses would produce 20 percent of the food used in the Frostburg State dining hall. The council says it aims to reclaim the mined land with fly ash, a byproduct of coal-burning power plants.

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