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Alexandria power plant to close next year

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A coal-fired power plant along the Potomac River that environmentalists have been targeting for years will shut down for good next year. The City of Alexandria and GenOn, the owner of the Potomac River Generating Station, announced Tuesday that the plant would close by Oct. 1, 2012. The deal was struck after city officials agreed to grant the company tax breaks worth about $2 million a year...

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