INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A power company that serves Indiana's capital plans to spend more than half a billion dollars to reduce mercury emissions at two of its power plants.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company said Tuesday the planned upgrades are part of its effort to meet new federal mercury rules and will cut the plants' emissions of the heavy metal about 80 percent.
If the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approves IPL's plans, construction could begin later this year at the company's Petersburg plant. The project is expected to bring 350 to 400 construction jobs to the southwestern Indiana region.
The utility plans to spend $511 million on upgrades at the Petersburg power plant and a second plant on Indianapolis' south side. IPL has about 470,000 customers in Indianapolis and surrounding counties.
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