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20 September 2010

High Risk Coal Ash Impoundment: Pleasants Power Station

Pleasants Power Station, near Belmont, WV. Not to pick on this power plant, which is owned by Allegheny Energy Supply Company, but it is a good example of this type of facility. Coal-fired power plants need a lot of cooling water, so they are located on large bodies of water, like the Ohio River. The power plant is a relatively minor portion of the overall footprint of the entire power …


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