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posted: 10/24/2013 5:00 AM

Power plant is a hazard

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I am concerned about the Midwest Generation coal-powered plant on the lakefront in Waukegan.

The company entered bankruptcy about a year ago. Furthermore based on the documents presented in court, their profits are declining and they are looking for buyers.

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There are several pending lawsuits against the company for both air and water pollution.

There does not seem to be a way for a bankrupt company to upgrade pollution controls to meet EPA and other standards. How will Waukegan deal with the exit of this plant? Is there a plan? What will happen to the 120-plus employees? What will happen to our precious air and the water of Lake Michigan?

I am concerned and I would like our local leaders to address these issues with all of the stakeholders and create a rational exit plan.

Mitch Siegel


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