Rhode Island town challenges 900 MW gas-fired power plant

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BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Officials in Burrillville, Rhode Island are seeking to squash an application for a 900 MW gas-fired power plant in the town.

The Providence Journal reports the town on Tuesday filed a motion with the state's Energy Facility Siting Board requesting that the case filed by Chicago-based Invenergy be dismissed.

The town says the company has failed to secure a necessary source of water for cooling the proposed facility's two generators.

The utility district turned down a request from Invenergy to reopen a well operated by the Pascoag Utility District that was closed in 2001 due to contamination. The company's request to use water from the Harrisville Fire District was also denied.

Invenergy Development Director John Niland says the company is "working diligently on finalizing an alternative water supply."

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