L’Anse Warden Electric Company (LWEC) officials provided an hour-long tour of the biomass electric generating plant’s Fuel Aggregate Facility on Friday, May 1, 2015. Only four people attended. Some members of the Warden Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) were unable to attend due to the one-day notice they received for the tour. Conducting the tour were Traxys CEO Steve Walsh, Warden Plant and Fuel Manager John Polkky and Warden Technical and Safety Manager J.R. Richardson. The fuel facility is where the wood chips and railroad ties are stockpiled and prepared to be burned in the Warden plant. The ties have long been a source of environmental concern in the community, for possible leaching into the soil and ultimately, Lake Superior; for airborne particles of ground ties that fall out nearby; and for possible air pollution after the material (along with ground tire fuel and wood chips) is burned. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers..