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Lawsuits surround Menasha power plant

A 2004 Menasha plan to upgrade a municipal power plant to satisfy local businesses has backfired to the point that only a deal with bondholders can keep the city from the edge of bankruptcy. The saga began in 2003 when representatives of the paper industry, the bedrock of the city’s industrial base, approached city officials with a plan that would ...

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Menasha enters into consent decree over River Street Power Plant

The city of Menasha has entered into a consent decree with the Sierra Club and several government agencies regarding its operation of the River Street Power Plant. The plant was voluntarily closed in October 2009 because of the air pollution. The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources joined the Sierra Club in the federal lawsuit ...

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