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Debris Removal Completed At Old Acme Power Plant Site

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Photo Courtesy: Sheridan County Conservation District

The path is now clear to a contaminated old building along the Tongue River that once provided power to the Sheridan area.

Earlier this year, clean-up crews removed the debris outside of the old Acme Power Plant building, so that future clean up crews can get inside and remove the asbestos.

The Power Plant shut down back in 1976 and in 2008 the Sheridan County Commissioners allowed the site to be a vehicle storage and disposal facility.

Sheridan County Conservation District Manager Carrie Rogaczewski says there are many steps that the district has to take in order to reclaimate the area.

She adds the District is hopeful that the next step will get started later this year.

“We will be hoping to release the invitation for bid packages for the asbestos abatement in the building, removal and/or abatement in the building in the coming weeks, so we’re hoping to have that underway probably later this fall, subject to all the approvals. We know we still have a ways to go, but with the debris removal and the upcoming asbestos removal, we’re chipping away at it.”

Money for the debris cleanup work was provided by a grant from the US EPA.

Photo Courtesy: Sheridan County Conservation District
Photo Courtesy: Sheridan County Conservation District

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