The three billion dollar Duke Energy power plant in Edwardsport, Indiana is set to go online by December.
NBC 2 attended the first information meeting tonight where residents raised some concerns.
"Anytime you mine coal or store it, it's dirty," said David Vanmeter.
Air pollution is a concern many Knox County residents have about the Edwardsport power plant.
But Duke Energy says that this is the first plant of its kind, and it uses the most environmentally sustainable methods, but residents had other concerns.
"I'm really concerned about the workers at their plant, and their safety," said Vanmeter.
Duke Energy says an industrial emergency at the plant is highly unlikely and that safety is among their top priorities.
"When we're working with electricity it's crucial to us that our workers know that, and that we practice safe work methods in the work place that trickles out into the community," said Lew Middleton with Duke Energy.
It's reassurance that satisfied several locals at Wednesday night's informational meeting.
Residents say the plant is just what the area needs.
"Growth in the community because there's nothing in Edwardsport otherwise," said one local man.
That and the idea that the plant will improve the local economy.
"Anyone who does business in Knox County will tell you it has been very beneficial. The plant will generate property tax revenues. The plant will pay about $37 million in property taxes over the first ten years," said Middleton.
Duke said the initial start date set for September got pushed back to December due to minor bumps in the road. They're taking their time to ensure success.