August 22, 2008

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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