August 28, 2009
APRN reports on state approval of a deal to sell the Healy coal plant to Golden Valley Electric Association. Price is $50 million plus a $45 million loan to get the plant up and running. The plant will start producing power in two years and will lower energy prices in the area, a utility spokeswoman said.
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July 2, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of 44 “high hazard potential” coal ash waste dumps across the country. The “high hazard” rating applied to sites where a dam failure would most likely result in a loss of human life, the environmental agency advisory said, but did not assess the structural integrity of the dam or its likelihood of failure.