|Tom Shepherd of the Task Force begins the tour with little tidbits of information about the local culture.|
Proposed site of Coal Gasification Plant. Stack from old coke plant can be seen.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Our Last Tour of the Season
It was the last tour of the season, and it couldn't have been a more perfect fall day. Our tour focused on energy production in the Calumet Region for as far back as the 1800's, when Standard Oil located it's kerosene refinery in Whiting Indiana, energy has been produced in our area. Today, within a 10 mile radius, we have the Stateline Power Plant, the much expanded BP Refinery, the Excelon Peaker plant, the methane producing landfills and the Excelon Solar Farm. Our Toxics to Treasures tour offered the opportunity to see these industries up close.