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E-M:/ Keweenaw Bay Power Plant



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Enviro-Mich message from cjulien@up.net (Connie)
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>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:03:32 -0400
>From: DIANE SACKMANN <SACKMANN.DIANE@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>

>Subject: Keweenaw Bay Power Plant
>Mime-Version: 1.0
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>The air permit application for the Keweenaw Bay Power Plant has been
>withdrawn and the project has been cancelled.  If you would still like
>information regarding the withdrawn application, please feel free to
>contact me.
>
>Diane Sackmann
>USEPA Permit Engineer
>(312) 886-6041
>

Alex forwarded this info in June:


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Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 11:16:36 -0400 (EDT)
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Enviro-Mich message from asagady@sojourn.com
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Just talked with officials at Region V EPA concerning the
"Lake Superior Biomass Power Plant"....

This will be a 35 megawatt wood waste power plant to be
controlled with an electrostatic precipitator.  The applicant
for the plant is the Keweenaw Bay Indian Reservation
according to Air Division officials at Region V.

This is about the same size at the Genesee Power wood waste
power plant/incinerator in Genesee County.

The plant will be located at Baraga on Keweenaw Bay.

So far, there is no indication that this plant will receive
other than virgin wood waste.  However, there is a history
of several such plants in Michigan making application to burn
tires, demolition wastes and other dirty/dirtier fuels after initial
siting, permitting and public notice as virgin fuel facilities,
especially when supplies of wood waste are reduced in
later years..

Permitting will be done by U.S. EPA for this indian reservation
site.   Michigan's rule 230 requirements for air toxics review
will apparently not be enforced by EPA on this site.   Permitting
public notices will be out in an estimated 30-70 days.

Such a facility will also potentially have consequences for
forestry practices if saw mill residues and other wood wastes
run short.  EPA has not yet received a copy of the proposed
facility's wood waste procurement plan.

Diane Sackmann (sackmann.diane@epamail.epa.gov) is the
Region V air permit engineer at 312 886 6041

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Alex J. Sagady & Associates        Email:  asagady@sojourn.com
Environmental Consulting and Database Systems
PO Box 39  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039
(517) 332-6971 (voice); (517) 332-8987 (fax)


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7/22
Note from sender:
An incinerator was proposed by Howard Anderson to the KBIC in the mid 80's .
Howards vision was to bring all garbage from the UP and points beyond in
addition to locally produced wood waste to be recycled then incinerated to
make energy for the tribes industrial park. Howard has since passed away
but it appeared that someone was bringing the idea back up again for
awhile.



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