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NGS shutdown not on the table at this time

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 2013

Despite an Environmental Protection Agency ruling last week that could cost owners of the Navajo Generating Station $1.1 billion, an NGS spokesman said there are no plans to shut down the plant.

“I wouldn’t characterize how people should feel as ‘worried,’ although there are some uncertainties in the plant’s future,” said Scott Harelson, who handles media relations for the Salt River Project, which runs the plant as one of its co-owners.

The proposal would require the plant to meet an 84 percent reduction in emissions, but it also extends the deadline for five years, giving owners until 2023 to reach the required level.

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