Utah's oldest coal-fired power plant shut down

April 19, 2015 11:46 PM

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Rocky Mountain Power shut down its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant near Helper on Wednesday, a day before stricter federal mercury-pollution rules took effect.

Company spokesman Dave Eskelsen told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/1D3pKg0 ) that the plant's age and location in a tight canyon made retrofitting the two-unit, 172-megawatt station a losing proposition.

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