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Groundbreaking for new WPS emission system


Wisconsin Public Service held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new system designed to reduce pollution.

The utility company says the new emission control system known as React, will be the first commercial use of the technology in the United States.

WPS and Hamon Research-Cottrell are working together to provide the technology. WPS' general manager says the project will create about 200 construction jobs.

"The React system will keep Weston 3's emissions actually lower them substantially," said Howard Giesler, the Weston plant's general manager.

The new system will cost about $275 million. It is scheduled to be operational by 2016.

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