Many issues were discussed when the Luminant Community Advisory Panel held its last meeting of 2011. The industry advisory group will meet again on Feb. 29, 2012 in Rockdale.
Each LCAP meeting begins with time for members and observers to say what’s on their minds and those of friends and neighbors. Numerous questions were asked about drought impacts. Reclamation was affected when little of the spring planting survived the summer heat, requiring replanting.
Asking if Luminant may sell water from depressuring the aquifer to mine safely, members were reminded that Luminant does not own that water. When the company bought the land for Three Oaks Mine, San Antonio kept the groundwater rights.
In response to questions, Luminant said Sandow Power Plant Units 4 and 5 are operating well and did so over the summer.
In addition to updates on the power plant and Three Oaks Mine, the Feb. 29 agenda will include program planning for the next year. Observers are welcome.
Lexington area residents are also welcome to contact CAP member Margaret Newman at 979-773-4184.