What Do You See as the Future of the GenOn Site?
The Potomac River Generating Station closed Oct. 1. Officials lauded the move, saying the plant’s retirement will bring an end to decades of harmful air pollution and health problems to the region.
The Potomac River Generating Station, or GenOn, closed this week. But after 48 years as a coal-fired plant, the 25-acre site is likely to require significant environmental remediation.
GenOn owns the lease on the site for another 88 years and must work with power company PEPCO, who owns the land, on how to proceed.
The City of Alexandria is beginning the first part of a long process to determine the future of the site that sits along the riverside.