"The work observed by your reader is part of the ongoing construction work at the Campbell Complex for meeting upcoming federal Air Quality Control Systems standards, which take effect in 2016," explained Roger Morgenstern, senior public information director for Consumers Energy. "The work observed is related to J.H. Campbell Unit 3, the largest of the three power generating units on site."
The items currently under construction at the complex include three buildings to house equipment and materials needed to further reduce plant emissions to meet these new federal standards, Morgenstern said.
"There are several projects underway to reduce coal combustion plant emissions and to capture very small particles created during the combustion process," he continued. "This construction is related to the large pieces of equipment delivered last spring and summer by barge to the plant."
The work is part of a $530 million project for Unit 3, which has been underway for several years and is expected to be completed in early 2016.
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