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08/19/09 — $900M gas plant coming to county

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$900M gas plant coming to county

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 19, 2009 1:46 PM

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Progress Energy's Lee plant is seen in the background west of Goldsboro. Company officials announced plans to replace the coal-fired plant with a gas-fueled facility by 2013. The coal-fired units were built in the 1950s and '60s.

A $900 million investment by Progress Energy will help lessen the sting felt earlier this week when Turkington USA officials announced the company and its 120 jobs were moving to Clayton. Progress Energy officials Tuesday afternoon announced plans to...

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