Coal-to-gas power plant a risky venture

Mississippi project beset by lawsuits, rising costs, engineering doubts

Posted: December 29, 2012 at 2:11 a.m.

In the woods of east Mississippi, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. is pouring billions of dollars into construction of a power plant that burns coal but would emit less carbon dioxide using a process called coal gasification.

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Business, Pages 26 on 12/29/2012