TVA board votes to shutdown Colbert County plant - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

TVA board votes to shutdown Colbert County plant

The Colbert County plant is just one of six plants that TVA will be shutting down The Colbert County plant is just one of six plants that TVA will be shutting down
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

TVA has voted to close six coal-powered units in Alabama.

One of those plants is located in Colbert County. County Commissioner Roger Creekmore said the announcement comes at a tough time for people living in Northwest Alabama.

Creekmore admitted he's concerned about the trickle down affect the shutdown will have on jobs outside the plant, but said the County Commission won't let the plant close its doors without a fight.

"I'll be asking the county commission Tuesday night to consider a resolution asking the TVA board to reconsider the decision, I'm sure we'll also be contacting our legislation delegation in Washington to try to assist us in getting the TVA board to reconsider," said Creekmore.

TVA's decision also affects Kentucky were they plan to replace two plants with a new natural gas plant.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Deadly virus threatens local crawfish industry

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:26:19 GMT

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>

    A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It's called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly