Mon., April 15, 2013 3:12pm
Attorneys say their fight against Georgia Power will continue despite mounting evidence that heavy metals in the water around Plant Scherer are not coming from the plant.
Thu., January 31, 2013 5:59pm
Neighbors of a coal-fired power plant in Monroe County are suing the plant’s owners, Georgia Power and Southern Company. People who live near Plant Scherer have for years complained of ailments consistent with exposure to heavy metals found in coal.
Fri., January 4, 2013 6:21pm
Efforts to reduce mercury emissions from Plant Scherer have worked in spite of initial resistance from the power plant's owners, environmentalists say.
Mon., November 19, 2012 7:10pm
The state Department of Health is encouraging Monroe County residents to fill out a health survey related to higher-than-normal levels of uranium and radon in the area, but the results may not be what neighbors concerned about toxins documented near the Plant Scherer coal-fired power plant in Juliette are hoping for.
Fri., June 8, 2012 3:56pm
Small UGA study finds well water near Scherer ash pond safe. Residents south of plant want their water tested as well. Uranium levels in some places 21 times the safety limit.
Fri., April 27, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia Power says tests show there aren’t unsafe levels of uranium in the water near Plant Scherer.
Mon., April 9, 2012 5:10pm
Potential health effects of emissions from Plant Scherer near Macon are under a new review by the state. It comes after high levels of radioactive uranium reportedly surfaced in nearby wells.
Mon., September 6, 2010 8:57am
Georgia Power is building a large waste pond at Plant Scherer in Middle Georgia, right next to a coal ash pond. The lined pond will hold gypsum waste. Georgia Power's Jeff Wilson says its part of $2 billion in environmental upgrades planned for Plant Scherer.
Thu., January 7, 2010 4:00pm
Monroe County could be home to a new power plant powered by natural gas
Wed., December 23, 2009 6:27pm
Starting January 1st, large manufacturers and utilities will have to keep t