Good News for the BEES

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glennk419
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Good News for the BEES

Post by glennk419 »

Looks like the B.L. England power plant is getting a new lease on life which should ensure the viability of the BEES beyond 2007...

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 9487c.html
Glenn

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Post by PRSL1972 »

That is great. Keep the trains running past Winslow. Always a great sight.
For what I have been seeing the direction of NJT is going which isn't great it should be disbanded and revert back to public service and rail to DOT. This will ensure all high paid brain dead people are weeded out!!!

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Post by prr60 »

I would hold the celebration for a while. This sale is not final and is contingent on a whole lot of things not the least of which is approval by the NJ Board of Public Utilities. BPU approval is not certain with several influential environmental groups steadfastly opposed to the sale and calling for the closing of the plant. It will be six months or so before the fate of the plant and the BEES is known for sure.

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Post by glennk419 »

Looks like the negotiations and hearings regarding the sale of the plant are continuing, with the prospective buyer promising to make required environmental upgrades. Let's hope it continues to move forward.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 7865c.html
Glenn

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Post by JoeBas »

Looks like coal on the Bees still has the green light! (well, metaphorically speaking, at least)
Press of Atlantic City wrote:
Buyer says B.L. England sale imminent
By MICHAEL MILLER Staff Writer, (609) 463-6712

... the plant will keep its fuel contracts in place, Harlan said. The plant burns a combination of coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains, Utah and Wyoming that is shipped to Cape May County by rail.
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 9708c.html

JJMDiMunno
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Post by JJMDiMunno »

This is great to hear...I truly believe the life of that line south of Winslow depends entirely upon this power plant...and to lose that would mean we'd lose a GIANT chunk of railroad in South Jersey.

Glad to hear it's not going anywhere for now.

Thanks for keeping us posted on this...I'm somewhat out of the loop with South Jersey stuff after relocating here to FL, but I"m soon to be back in that loop...

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Sir Ray
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Post by Sir Ray »

The article did not mention any emission control updates to the plant, which I suppose will be necessary at some point (especially in this current heighten environment awareness period). I wonder what updates can and will be made, or is the planned operation 'short-term' (meaning 10-15 years) only?

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Post by glennk419 »

Sir Ray wrote:The article did not mention any emission control updates to the plant, which I suppose will be necessary at some point (especially in this current heighten environment awareness period). I wonder what updates can and will be made, or is the planned operation 'short-term' (meaning 10-15 years) only?
The Press of AC article from last October stated that the necessary upgrades would be completed.

Here it is again: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 7865c.html
Glenn

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