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2009-12-21 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mirant Corporation (NYSE: MIR) announced today that newly constructed flue gas desulfurization systems (FGDs) at its three coal-fired electric generating stations in Maryland are operational. This milestone is the culmination of a multi-year effort to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from the seven coal units (2,473 megawatts of capacity). In addition to the FGDs, Mirant recently installed selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to...

2009-12-07 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mirant (NYSE: MIR) won the Engineering Project of the Year at the 2009 Platts Global Energy Awards for the company's innovative approach to improving air quality at its Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Virginia. Mirant conceived of a "virtual stack" to address limitations in the original design of the station which was constructed in the late 1940s. The station was built with unusually short stacks because it is in the flight path...

2005-08-22 08:40:57

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mirant Corp. on Monday said it may shut down its Potomac River generating station in two days unless it can resolve concerns about the air quality in the vicinity of the power plant. The bankrupt power company has already reduced output at the plant's five units to their "lowest feasible levels" in response to the concerns, according to a statement. But the company said the coal-fired plant, which produces 482 megawatts of electricity for Washington D.C. and...

2005-08-22 07:10:40

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mirant on Monday said it may shut down its Potomac River generating station in two days unless it can resolve concerns about the air quality in the vicinity of the power plant. The bankrupt power company has already reduced output at the plant's five units to their "lowest feasible levels" in response to the concerns, according to a statement. But the company said the coal-fired plant, which produces 482 megawatts of electricity for Washington D.C. and nearby...


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