Experts Differ In SWEPCO Air Permit Hearing

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    A meteorologist testifying for Southwestern Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that using wind data from the airport in Shreveport, La., is sufficient for predicting the impact of emissions from the plant, which is being built in Hempstead County.

    An engineer testifying for opponents said the airport data does not include enough information. He also said the data used by SWEPCO fails to show that the plant would not violate air quality rules.

    The hearing is before the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, where plant opponents are appealing the agency's issuance of a permit to the utility.

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