What becomes of the Wood River Power Station in Alton once it closes will be the topic of a public forum this week. You are invited to the Jacoby Arts Center on Broadway in Alton Tuesday night to discuss the future of the plant that its owner - Dynegy Inc. - plans to close later this year.
Concerns include the loss of jobs and the environmental impact of the coal-fired power plant. The Sierra Club's Elizabeth Scrafford tells The Big Z they been calling on community leaders to start planning for the inevitable transition of aging power plants like the Wood River coal plant for more than a year.
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The RiverBend Growth Association's Monica Bristow will moderate the forum, which will run from 6 - 8pm on January 12. No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call 462-6802