"Fly Ash Disposal Plans Change"

"Developers of a controversial coal-fired power plant in Sevier County [Utah] now intend to transport and dispose of the proposed facility's fly ash in Carbon County and Tooele County landfills rather than close to home.

'Our thinking is to proceed with construction and transport the waste out of the county' -- once the hotly contested venture clears its last legal hurdles, said Sevier Power Co. executive Bruce Taylor.

Late last week, power company attorney Brian Burnett wrote Sevier County commissioners, informing them that Sevier Power was withdrawing its request to pursue an 11-acre landfill near Highway 24, about 35 miles from the proposed 270-megawatt Sigurd facility. "

Cathy Mckitrick reports for the Salt Lake Tribune September 22, 2009.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009