The construction of the Meldahl Hydroelectric Plant in Hamilton, Ohio, will "help diversify our energy mix, create jobs and reduce carbon pollution nationwide," according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. The $458 million project, being built by the team of Baker Concrete Construction and Alberici, used up almost 100,000 yards of concrete for its powerhouse but is expected to help lower carbon emissions in the area because hydroelectric generation will diminish America's dependence on nonrenewable energy sources.

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