Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 47 OF 125
|Main Title||Environmental Impact Statement: Henry W. Pirkey Power Plant Unit-I/South Hallsville Surface Lignite Mine Project, Harrison County, Texas.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, TX. Region VI.|
|Additional Subjects||Electric power plants ; Surface mining ; Environmental impact statements-final ; Transmission lines ; Lignite ; Environmental impacts ; Overburden ; Construction ; Railroads ; Waste disposal ; Wildlife ; Vegetation ; Topography ; Texas ; H. W. Pirkey electric power plant ; Surface Lignite Mine project ; Harrison County(Texas)|
Proposed projects include a 720 MW power plant, three 138 kv transmission lines, make-up water pipeline and railroad spur. The 272 acre plant island and 1,388 acre cooling reservoir have been cleared, the 100 acre railroad spur has been constructed as well as a portion of the 700 acre water pipeline. The lignite mine will cover about 20,771 acres of which about 10,545 acres will be impacted by mining. An average of 2.8 tons/year will be mined for 24 years. The reconstructed soil will consist of 6 inches of topsoil over a mixture of the remaining soil and the near-surface overburden. A minimum of 48 inches of cover will be provided over unoxidized overburden, and revegetation will use approved plant species.