Coal Fired Power Plant
Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn’t properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act.
Michigan is the seventh worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to an analysis released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Babcock & Wilcox Co. Monday announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc. has been awarded contracts valued at approximately $55 million to design and supply environmental control equipment and design and engineer a boiler economizer for Consumers Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex near West Olive.
URS Corp. Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Detroit-based DTE Energy to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the installation of a selective catalytic reduction system at its Monroe Power Plant.
For the first time, the chemical “fingerprints” of the element mercury have been used by University of Michigan researchers to directly link environmental pollution to a specific coal-burning power plant.