Beesley's Point Generating Station
Beesley's Point Generating Station, Upper Township, Cape May County
The Beesley's Point Generating Station is a power plant that can erroneously be confused with a nuclear power plant due to the hyperbolic cooling tower which is used so that hot water is not emptied into the Great Egg Harbor River bay. The electrical plant has three units, two of which burn coal with the other burning oil. The smokestack has a sulfur dioxide scrubber which removes the sulpher dioxide from the flue gas and converts it into gypsum which can be sold. The scrubber allows high sulfur coal to be utilized. Due to the plant being so close to New Jersy's environmentally sensitive shore region, the pollution controls attempt to minimize its impact.