Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Navajo coal plant closure could cause 1,000 job losses

The San Juan Generating Station is pictured in Waterflow. (Photo: Daily Times file photo)
The San Juan Generating Station is pictured in Waterflow. (Photo: Daily Times file photo)
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Ruidoso News

NAVAJO MOUNTAIN, Utah — Officials in remote areas of Utah and Arizona say the recent decision to shut down a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona is expected to cause about 1,000 job losses in an area already struggling with high unemployment.

Owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, voted earlier this year to close the plant and the coal mine that supports it by 2019.

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