Weston power plant gets emission control upgrade

  • Associated Press
  • October 4, 2013 - 6:55 AM

WESTON, Wis. — Wisconsin Public Service Corp. is beginning work on a new emission control system at its Weston plant, adding several hundred construction jobs in central Wisconsin.

The $275 million project will result in a cleaner, more efficient way to burn coal. The technology scrubs sulfur, nitrous dioxides and mercury from the gases formed by burning coal.

WSAW-TV ( ) reports the utility company hopes to take the sulfuric acid and sell it to local vendors for use in batteries, fertilizers and even in the food production industry.

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