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Proposed Plant Washington Hearing Tonight

A public hearing on pollution levels for proposed Plant Washington coal-fired plant will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School.

The hearing subject is the water withdrawal permit and the water discharge permits (NPDES permit).

According to a news release, if Plant Washington is built, the water would be piped in 30 miles from the Oconee River and draw from 15 groundwater wells near the proposed plant site.

Much of the water drawn from the Oconee will be evaporated during the cooling process in the Ogeechee River Basin, therefore an Inter-Basin Transfer is taking place, which requires notice and public comment.

GSE is a coalition of energy, citizen and environmental organizations from across Georgia, including Washington County residents.

Proposed by Power4Georgians, LLC, the coal-fired power plant would be located near Sandersville in Central Ga.

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Washington Coal Plant

A public hearing on pollution levels for proposed Plant Washington coal-fired plant will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School.

Georgians for Smart Energy (GSE) will host an information session at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will conduct a public hearing about Plant Washington.

Proposed by Power4Georgians, LLC, the coal-fired power plant would be located near Sandersville in Central Ga.

The hearing subject is the water withdrawal permit and the water discharge permits (NPDES permit).

According to a news release, if Plant Washington is built, the water would be piped in 30 miles from the Oconee River and draw from 15 groundwater wells near the proposed plant site.

GSE is a coalition of energy, citizen and environmental organizations from across Georgia, including Washington County residents.