GOVERNMENT: Deep Water for Dixon-Yates

Opponents of the Dixon-Yates power plan at Securities and Exchange Commission hearings, last week got around to the proposed location of the $105 million plant. President Thomas H. Allen of Memphis' municipal utility company, which will be served by the new plant, pointed out that its site across the Mississippi River near West Memphis, Ark. might be submerged by flood waters. Further, he said, a $10 million transmission line would be needed to bring the power across the river, an expense that would not be necessary if a plant were built on the Memphis side of the river. Said...

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