Power Company Buys Entire Village
April 16, 2002 3:46 PM   Subscribe

Power Company Buys Entire Village American Electric Power is buying the Gallia County village of Cheshire, Ohio for $20 million after years of complaints from residents about pollution from AEP's massive Gen. James M. Gavin power plant, located along the Ohio River on the edge of the village.
Two months ago federal health experts reported that blue sulfuric clouds from the Gavin plant endangered the village last summer, particularly residents suffering from asthma. I'm not sure what to think about such an odd plan.
"I think the town just had enough of the company's experimentation," said Dale Heydlauff, AEP's senior vice president for environmental affairs. Note: Registration required to read full story .
posted by Blake (3 comments total)
why don't you give us a name and password so we can actually read the thing.
posted by pinto at 4:36 PM on April 16, 2002

Here's a link to the story at Boston.com, from the AP feed.
posted by dejah420 at 5:05 PM on April 16, 2002

It's not that odd -- cf. Centralia PA, Love Canal, and Times Beach; not to mention flood plain construction bans. Towns destroyed by flood or tornado have at times been moved wholesale.

And because Boston.com expires after just a day, the AP story via Yahoo.
posted by dhartung at 8:42 PM on April 16, 2002

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