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Western Illinois Project
7:44 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Labor Agreements for FutureGen

Artist concept of FutureGen Power Plant
Credit Wikipedia

Backers of the proposed FutureGen power plant have reached an agreement with the leaders of 17 labor unions.

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Celebration Scheduled for Next Year
8:18 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Power Plant Opens for Tours

Ameren Missouri's power plant in Keokuk opened its doors to the public over the weekend after being off-limits for more than a decade.
  • An interview with Larry Weiman

A Keokuk landmark opened its doors to the public over the weekend after being off-limits for more than a decade.

Plant Superintendent Larry Weiman says daily tours of Ameren Missouri’s power plant on the Mississippi River were provided for years.

That is until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, when public access was denied.

That restriction was lifted for Saturday and Sunday.

The idea was to increase interest in the facility in anticipation of next summer’s 100th anniversary of the completion of the power plant and the Keokuk dam.

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Will Meet New EPA Regulations
10:08 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Bushnell Will Install Emission Controls at Power Plant

Steve Russell

Bushnell hoped to avoid spending the $650,000 for catalytic converters on the engines at its power plant. Mayor Steve Russell said the city keeps the plant as a back-up and doesn't run it regularly.

However, maintaining the power plant brings in $25,000 monthly payments.

Russell said the city buys electricity from a consortium, the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency. The agency makes those payments for the city's generating capacity. One condition is that the power plant meets EPA regulations. New regulations  require the installation.

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