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An informational meeting concerning Georgia Power's Plant Scherer and the coal ash pond in Monroe County will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Macon attorney Brian Adams of the law firm Gautreaux & Adams told 13WMAZ that tonight is a town hall setting and designed to find prospective clients that have concerns about their health and property that could be impacted by the unlined pond.

Adams said he was approached several months ago by concerned residents about what effects Plant Scherer could be causing to the environment.

Adams in turn contacted New York law firm Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates. Adams told us Bern's firm has experience with a number of environmental issues, including controverisal coal-fired power plants.

New York attorney Mark Bern is scheduled to be on hand for the sessionsin Monroe County.

When asked about the organized meetingin Monroe County,Mark Williams a Georgia Power spokesman responded via e-mail and said, "Georgia Power and Plant Scherer comply with standards for air and water quality that are set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)."

The meeting this eveningis scheduled for the Rum Creek Banquet Hall at 5840 Dames Ferry Road in Juliette. There will also be a follow-up meeting Friday at 12:30 p.m.