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May 17, 2005

Dougherty County- Georgia has some of the dirtiest power plants in the country, according to a non-profit group called the Environmental Integrity Project.

But Georgia Power's Plant Mitchell in Dougherty County is not on their list. That's because the plant burns less coal and is more efficient than some of the larger plants on the list. Because of Plant Mitchell's size, the plant tests a lot of new materials to create more electricity with less pollution.

"We work with research and environmental affairs branch of Southern Company and test different ways to increase our efficiency and decrease our emmissions," said Plant Manager Bill Mashburn.

Plant Mitchell burns about an eighth of the amount of coal as other Georgia Power plants. That's about 230 tons of coal a year. The 50 dirtiest plants the report identifies actually emit up to 20-times more pollution than plants with state-of-the art controls.

Four of those plants belong to Georgia Power. They are here in Georgia. Those are plants Hammond in Floyd County, Harllee Branch in Putnam County, Yates in Coweta and Wansley in Heard County.

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