The Kewaunee Power Station is closing, & the announcement caught some people off guard. Kewaunee County Administrator Edward Dorner says he knew dominion Resources was trying to sell the facility, but Monday’s decision was a complete surprise. About 400 people will lose their jobs when the plant shuts down in the second quarter of next year. Dorner says the economic impact to the community will be huge…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dorner2.mp3|titles=KC Administrator Edward Dorner]
The plant is in the Town of Carlton. Dorner says the county will lose about $900,000 a year because of the decision…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/dorner3.mp3|titles=KC Administrator Edward Dorner]
Dorner says county & Town of Carlton officials are meeting with company representatives to talk about the plant.