Power Plant Decides Against Cooling With Acid-Mine Water
MORGANTOWN – Developers of the Longview power plant have abandoned plans to use treated acid-mine water in the cooling tower.
General Manager Charles Huguenard said the water was dirtier than expected. The plant will pump water from the Monongahela River in Greene County, Pa., 6 miles upriver.
Using mine water would have helped a Morgantown coal company by pumping out a flooded mine. Removing the water would have made a nearby coal seam accessible again.
– The Associated Press
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