Power plant turns discarded prescription drugs into electricity

EUGENE, Ore. – You may have heard of or seen a prescription drug drop off box. Eugene and Springfield Police Departments both have them, and so does the Lane Community College campus. It is a spot where people can turn in their unused painkillers, antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals. But where does it all go?

In July, Springfield Police Department collected 14 boxes of prescription medication from the last six months.

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