Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Olmstead Locks and Dam construction

Want to read an article about construction methods being used at the Olmstead Locks and Dam on the lower Ohio River? Click here .

A tale of two power plants

1, A while back, First Energy said it would convert its R. E. Burger power plant along the Ohio River from coal to biomass. Well, that plan has fallen through, and FirstEnergy will shut down the plant's boilers by the end of this year. Details  in The Plain Dealer of Cleveland.

2. I've written before about coal ash from power plants. Here's a piece on how people who live near a power plant at Shippingport, Pa. -- by coincidence, a FirstEnergy plant -- are dealing with problems from a coal ash storage area.

I came, I saw, I shot

Here are a few photos of the AEP towboat R.L. Carter Jr. heading up the Ohio River, passing old Lock and Dam 27 (Mile 301).