So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.
âIf the wind was blowing in a certain direction,â Mr. Zeleny said, âweâd call Mrs. Robinson down the street and tell her not to put out her laundry.â
That coal plant is long gone, replaced by a much larger and cleaner one along the vast Saskatchewan prairie. Sooty shirts and socks are a thing of the past.
But as with even the most modern coal plants, its smokestacks still