Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cheshire, OH.

This is the town of Cheshire, OH. In the background of the photos is the American Electric Power Company, which bought out the town in 2002. Here's an Excerpt from the Washington Post from November 12, 2003: "American Electric Power Co. (AEP), the nation's largest electricity producer, has purchased Cheshire for $20 million after years of acrimony with residents over emissions at the coal-fired Gen. James M. Gavin Power Plant, whose towering smokestacks are just steps away from their homes. Governments have purchased neighborhoods, such as Love Canal, before because of environmental concerns, but this is believed to be the first time a private company has bought an entire town. All but a dozen or so of the village's residents took the deal and left." Read the rest of the article here:

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