The Grand Island City Council voted Tuesday evening on whether or not to spend $42 million to upgrade a power plant.
The council voted in favor of the spending which will allow the city's 30-year-old coal-fired plant to comply with federal emissions regulations.
Councilman Mitch Nickerson
said that the $42 million was a lot of
money, but the city had to spend it.
The project should reduce the amount of mercury emissions by 90 percent, the hydrogen
chloride/sulfur dioxide emissions by 83 percent and remove particulates
of heavy metals and other toxins from plant discharges.