Minnesota Power Breaks Ground on Emission-reducing Project
Posted at: 10/31/2013 8:56 PM
| Updated at: 10/31/2013 8:58 PM
Minnesota Power is beginning a big environmental improvement project aimed at reducing emissions.
Company and local leaders broke ground in Cohasset Thursday.
The project will cut mercury emissions by about 90 percent, and reduce sulfur and particulate levels at Boswell Unit 4 — Minnesota Power's largest coal-fired unit.
To help fund the work, residential customers will see their bills rise by about 6 percent in the next few years.
Cohasset Mayor Greg Hagy says the project will take about 3 years, and provide about 500 people with jobs.