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Main Title Local land-use and landownership patterns near a power plant : Wisconsin power plant impact study /
Author Shaver, Michael Patrick,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Page, Philip,
Page, Phillip,
CORP Author Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Environmental Monitoring and Data Acquisition Group.;Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-021; EPA-R-803971
Stock Number PB80-158660
OCLC Number 06492606
Subjects Land use--Wisconsin ; Land settlement patterns ; Electric power-plants--Social aspects--Wisconsin
Additional Subjects Land use ; Electric power plants ; Land titles ; Economic impact ; Social effect ; Communities ; Land acquisition ; Sales ; Housing studies ; Real property ; Environmental impacts ; Steam electric power generation ; Taxes ; Wisconsin ; Land ownership ; Coal fired power plants ; Portage(Wisconsin) ; Pacific Township(Wisconsin) ; Columbia County(Wisconsin) ; Property taxes ; Environment protection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QP82.2.P6E2 600, 1980, no.21 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-3-80-021 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/14/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/3-80-021 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/11/2000
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-021 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
ELDD  EPA-600/3-80-021 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 10/12/2011
ERAD  EPA 600/3-80-021 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
NTIS  PB80-158660 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 60 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
As a result of the construction of the Columbia Generating Station (Columbia I) near Portage, Wisconsin, the three sponsoring utility companies began making compensation payments in 1971 to the host township, Pacific Township, Columbia County. As specified by Wisconsin statutes, these payments are designed to compensate the township for property tax losses caused by the plant, for possible increased costs for social services, and for possible increased environmental degradation. Despite recent amendments to the statutes, these payments have created a 'tax island' in Pacific Township; that is, the township no longer needs to levy any local property tax. Property records and land-use maps indicate that by 1975 residential development had accelerated in the township, although no significant increase in commercial or industrial development was evident. The sharp upturn in the rate of residential growth contrasted with a continuous and moderate rate of growth in the adjacent township of Fort Winnebago. The change in Pacific Township was accompanied by decreases in the average size of individual property holdings and in the average size of individual property sales. No significant change was found in the proportion of absentee or corporate owners in the township.
"Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison." "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-59). Grant no. "Study was conducted in cooperation with Wisconsin Power and Light Company, Madison Gas and Electric Company, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Wisconsin Public Service Commission, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources."