Power Plant Will Have Positive Impact

Jul 18, 2011 Read more: WCYB 15

It's a powerful plant that's having a big impact one one area town. Construction is almost finished on the Dominion Power Plant in Southwest Virginia.

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Explanation Please

Roanoke, VA

#1 Jul 22, 2011
Positive impact? How? No jobs available for locals, pollution that we all will breathe, etc., etc. The only positive impact I can even come close to thinking may happen is reopening of coal mines that have been shut down over the years. And, I've heard Dominion is planning to ship coal from our western states because it's less expensive. I guess we'll know within the next few months when the plant is fired.
Positive Impact

Roanoke, VA

#2 Jul 22, 2011
Hey Explanation Please...hope you're right about coal mines reopening...that would help our pitiful economy here in SWVA....we, like the rest of the USA are in dire need of jobs before our precious blessed country goes down to the point of bankruptcy. Our country is so far in debt I think anything short of a miracle will not bail us out. God has blessed America...not God bless America..He already has...we as a country have made serious mistakes....or our elected officials have!
anonymous

Hardy, VA

#3 Jul 22, 2011
we will look like carb in 5 or 10 years... no doubt in my mind.
anonymous

Hardy, VA

#4 Jul 22, 2011
Carbo
asthesmokerises

Honaker, VA

#5 Jul 24, 2011
Lets see Carbo will close, AEP has already said unit 3 was gone and the other 2 might be converted to gas ( yeah Right ) so now the new jobs in the mines just went out the door. This new plant will not burn the amount of coal that all 3 units at Carbo did. And to those that think the new plant will save St.paul ya need to ride to Carbo and Cleveland, AEP made all the same promises in the 50's as has been made about the new one , and guess what it didn't happen
anonymous

Hardy, VA

#6 Jul 24, 2011
wait for a new prep plant next to all of this and the dust from it and the trucks. we're screwed.
shaw worker

Mount Holly, NC

#7 Aug 13, 2011
There are a lot of locals that work at this plant and it is designed to burn coal wood and gas and there have been some locals to even get on with the dominon plant.
anonymous

Hardy, VA

#8 Aug 13, 2011
I went there the other day to pick up a friend (from out of state). I saw a couple of "negroes", a white chick and about a hundred mexicans leaving. I didn't see anyone I knew that was a true local to saint paul or castlewood. I heard that a lot of those mexicans are not even here legal and have fake papers to get work. I even heard there was a scam operating where the boss gets them a job and takes a cut of their check.
There is even a group in there that runs drugs and prostitutes to the workers in that place.
The local government doesn't have a hair on it's ass if they don't look into the illegals working there and give a true tally of what percentage is in fact Locals working there.
We got lied to. thats the real fact! You can bet your ass you will see it all swept under the rug because when it come down to it, the local government is just whoring for dominion money. They sold their soul and they will always be whores in my book.
All cant be true

Roanoke, VA

#9 Aug 13, 2011
I have no proof as I'm sure you don't...but some of your comments about Dominion is just not believable. I know there are few locals working there but the out-of-state workers are legal (you can bet your azz on that). Dominion isn't going to take a chance hiring illegal immigrants. And, furthermore I'm not sure Dominion has much to do with hiring or firing...I would think Shaw has that deciding factor. In America, we have people laid off in every state and it doesn't look like it's going to get better before worse. However, it's not the Shaw workers' fault that they are hired for our local jobs instead of our local unemployed. Shaw is a huge corporation that moves its trained workers to get the job done all over the world..including our country...and our state. I have heard the plant is within weeks of being completed. Let's not pretend that when all the Shaw workers leave our area that we're not going to feel the loss. There will be empty houses for rent, trailor courts empty, food and gas sales will decline big time. So to some of you that have stated how you "hate" those "people" being here haven't stopped to think..."Now what?" Let's remember most of us didn't want the plant build in Virginia City but we lost....Dominion won. DOMINION not Shaw or their workers. The best we can hope...coal mining will boom again to keep the plant fired. The coal has to come from somewhere so let's hope & pray it's our coal in our mountains. Either way, we'll still have the pollution and the hazards of the plant that we didn't want to begin with. OR WE COULD BURN THE DAMN PLANT DOWN...but I don't think that is a good idea. So, we need to put our heads together and try to make this plant work for us some way or other. Ideas anyone?
scott

Duffield, VA

#10 Aug 31, 2011
All cant be true wrote:
I have no proof as I'm sure you don't...but some of your comments about Dominion is just not believable. I know there are few locals working there but the out-of-state workers are legal (you can bet your azz on that). Dominion isn't going to take a chance hiring illegal immigrants. And, furthermore I'm not sure Dominion has much to do with hiring or firing...I would think Shaw has that deciding factor. In America, we have people laid off in every state and it doesn't look like it's going to get better before worse. However, it's not the Shaw workers' fault that they are hired for our local jobs instead of our local unemployed. Shaw is a huge corporation that moves its trained workers to get the job done all over the world..including our country...and our state. I have heard the plant is within weeks of being completed. Let's not pretend that when all the Shaw workers leave our area that we're not going to feel the loss. There will be empty houses for rent, trailor courts empty, food and gas sales will decline big time. So to some of you that have stated how you "hate" those "people" being here haven't stopped to think..."Now what?" Let's remember most of us didn't want the plant build in Virginia City but we lost....Dominion won. DOMINION not Shaw or their workers. The best we can hope...coal mining will boom again to keep the plant fired. The coal has to come from somewhere so let's hope & pray it's our coal in our mountains. Either way, we'll still have the pollution and the hazards of the plant that we didn't want to begin with. OR WE COULD BURN THE DAMN PLANT DOWN...but I don't think that is a good idea. So, we need to put our heads together and try to make this plant work for us some way or other. Ideas anyone?
Amen! Amen!
Crystal

Knoxville, TN

#11 Dec 2, 2011
Explanation Please wrote:
Positive impact? How? No jobs available for locals, pollution that we all will breathe, etc., etc. The only positive impact I can even come close to thinking may happen is reopening of coal mines that have been shut down over the years. And, I've heard Dominion is planning to ship coal from our western states because it's less expensive. I guess we'll know within the next few months when the plant is fired.
It might be positive if the use our coal and get the scum bag married men that cheat and lie to the women around here to have a place to stay and a piece of ass then go back home to there families. It's done nothing but hurt this area so far get the hell out is what I say or we need to put them out one or the other
Crystal

Knoxville, TN

#12 Dec 2, 2011
All cant be true wrote:
I have no proof as I'm sure you don't...but some of your comments about Dominion is just not believable. I know there are few locals working there but the out-of-state workers are legal (you can bet your azz on that). Dominion isn't going to take a chance hiring illegal immigrants. And, furthermore I'm not sure Dominion has much to do with hiring or firing...I would think Shaw has that deciding factor. In America, we have people laid off in every state and it doesn't look like it's going to get better before worse. However, it's not the Shaw workers' fault that they are hired for our local jobs instead of our local unemployed. Shaw is a huge corporation that moves its trained workers to get the job done all over the world..including our country...and our state. I have heard the plant is within weeks of being completed. Let's not pretend that when all the Shaw workers leave our area that we're not going to feel the loss. There will be empty houses for rent, trailor courts empty, food and gas sales will decline big time. So to some of you that have stated how you "hate" those "people" being here haven't stopped to think..."Now what?" Let's remember most of us didn't want the plant build in Virginia City but we lost....Dominion won. DOMINION not Shaw or their workers. The best we can hope...coal mining will boom again to keep the plant fired. The coal has to come from somewhere so let's hope & pray it's our coal in our mountains. Either way, we'll still have the pollution and the hazards of the plant that we didn't want to begin with. OR WE COULD BURN THE DAMN PLANT DOWN...but I don't think that is a good idea. So, we need to put our heads together and try to make this plant work for us some way or other. Ideas anyone?
no they r mexican citizens not usa citizens they got to go back every so often to make it legal doesn't make anymore morally righgt just legally
gonecrazy

Lebanon, VA

#13 Dec 5, 2011
I would like to know if the power plant is driving anyone crazy. I can't sleep, can't think and just about can't hear
Bill

Roanoke, VA

#14 Dec 7, 2011
That MF'n oil burn they are doing keeps me awake at night... in DANTE!
louder the better

Lebanon, VA

#15 Dec 7, 2011
Hey numbnuts its steam blows not oil burn quit your bitching I live on russell creek.....

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