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Tonawanda Town Board to hold hearing on Huntley plant

The Tonawanda Town Board will hold a public hearing Monday on its legal effort to take over the shuttered Huntley Generating Station.

The board initially was poised to vote afterward on whether to begin eminent domain proceedings against NRG Energy, owner of the Huntley Station, but Supervisor Joseph Emminger said late Sunday that officials would withdraw this resolution from the meeting agenda.

That means any vote would have to wait until the board's April 22 meeting at the earliest.

Huntley closed in 2016 but NRG still provides untreated water to local industrial customers. Tonawanda officials want to ensure that continues and to take control of everything except the site's fly ash landfill.

The Town Board already held a public hearing in December but did not taken further action in order to give NRG more time to sell the property. Any vote would likely begin a lengthy court fight because NRG objects to this takeover.

Town of Tonawanda to seek control of Huntley plant through eminent domain

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