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Proposed Plant Next To Golf Course

April 27, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE — A proposed $615 million natural gas power plant along W.Va. 2 in Marshall County would not impact operations at the Moundsville Country Club, according to club President David Buzzard....

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Apr-28-14 10:18 PM

this really concerns me. I moved to Washington lands in 2005. First off, I moved here to raise a family. A year later we get a letter saying a company will be spraying a deodorizer while trying to move hazardous waste from the chemical plant. Then Williams moves in and our house is level view of the burning flame not even a mile away. Now an electrical plant? I am concerned for my families health. It scares me. Since the new year none of my kids have been feeling good. Every month we are at the Dr's taking care of the same persistent issues that were never a problem before. Also , the electric plant will be my new view of the riverside. How on earth am I going to sell my beautiful home that we planned to live in for the rest of our lives to move my children to a healthier location? It is a big problem for me.

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Apr-28-14 1:00 PM

Well, we wouldn't want any chemical contamination on a beautiful, natural, organic, eco-friendly green golf course. LOL.

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Apr-27-14 4:05 PM

Taxpayers would own the plant? You've gotta be kidding me.

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Apr-27-14 12:36 PM

Natural gas prices have already jumped three-fold in two years. And coal-to-gas switching has already reversed. From making up 40% of the national electricity mix in the first quarter of 2013, coal’s share rose to 41.4% in the first quarter of 2014. Natural gas dipped from 25.6% of total power generation a year ago, to 23.8% in the first quarter of 2014

The dramatic rise in natural gas prices recently and the long term volatility of gas prices makes power generation with gas a lousy investment and will result in HIGHER electric bills

Coal is MUCH cheaper and prices are VERY stable in comparison so the only way a plant like this can be built is with GOVERNMENT grants and the TAXPAYER and consumer making up the difference

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Apr-27-14 5:35 AM

Once again I will ask! Where does Marshall County goberment get 615 million dollars from?

The site is on the EPA/NPL (national priority list), not an easy list to get on! Here is the list of known contaminants: five evaluated waste sources include mercury, methylene chloride, chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, tetrachoroethene, trichloroethylenene, and 1,1,2-trichloroethane. All of these substances, as well as other related substances, have been detected in ground water in the alluvial aquifer. Mercury, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride have been released to the Ohio River through National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

Look them up and see what you think! Funny stuff.

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