Aug 012014

By Linda Kor

The Navajo Generating Station coal-fired plant located near Page will be shutting down one of the plant’s three 750-megawatt units by 2019 in order to cut nitrogen-oxide emissions by 80 percent, according to an announcement Monday by officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If plant officials want to avoid the closure, they must find an alternative way to reduce operations by one-third by 2020.The plant is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide.