Western Utah dairy producers have filled a $100-million lawsuit against the Intermountain Power Plant. The producers contend that stray voltage from the plant has led to above normal levels of illness and deaths in their dairy herds. While the producers have searched high and low for a cause to the problems, they unexpectedly found their answer when the plant shut down a turbine earlier this year for maintenance. The cows perked right up. Then, when the turbine was turned back on, all of the old problems returned.
The producers filed suit in Los Angeles as that city receives most of the power produced at the plant. Representatives of the power plant want the suit moved to Millard County where support for the plant is high due to the jobs it provides. To learn more, click here.