DOJ opens investigation into Kemper plant as Southern warns of possible 'material impact'

Utility Dive: It's been almost two years since Southern pulled the plug on Kemper's coal gasification plans, but the financial implications of the debacle are still being sorted out. In addition to the DOJ investigation, the company's filing revealed there could be more costs related to portions of the plant's abandoned infrastructure.

Mississippi Power constructed a pipeline designed to move captured carbon dioxide away from the plant, for future use in enhanced oil recovery. But the gasification aspect of the plant never worked as planned, and the CO2 pipeline sits unused.

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