Wednesday, July 18, 2001
story got facts, figures wrong
I want to correct a series of errors from your previous story on the Fulton Energy Center. First, your story said that our facility would be "the largest power plant in the country."
In fact, according to the Utility Data Institute and information likely available at the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, in Georgia alone, there are at least seven existing facilities larger than ours. In addition, there are four more facilities the same size or larger than ours that are either in the permitting or construction process in Georgia.
Second, comparing emissions from the facility to 26,000 automobiles is inaccurate. Emissions from automobiles are generated at ground level where they directly impact individuals.
Emissions from our facility are emitted high into the air, where they quickly disperse before ever reaching ground level. And, according to strict health-based standards set by the EPA and Georgia EPD, this dispersion combined with our state-of-the-art pollution control technology results in our emissions having no significant impact on air quality. This means human health is being protected at all times.
The notion of 26,000 cars grossly overestimates the amount of emissions from our proposed facility by several times. Any qualified engineer will tell you that it is neither proper nor accurate to make such a comparison.
We invite everyone to contact us at 770-964-9411 or visit our Web site at www.FultonEnergyCenter.com if they have any questions about the Fulton Energy Center or would like to receive more information.
Fulton Energy Center