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Hudson River underwater power line coming?

Aug 23, 2010 5:15 pm
Mike McCagg in ccScoop writes about the proposed power line to be placed in the Hudson River, from near the Albany county line down to New York City. McCagg quotes Scenic Hudson's Hayley Mauskapf, an environmental advocacy associate, about the proposed 420-mile power transmission line would be buried along the bottom of the Hudson River from near Selkirk down the river into Yonkers and Manhattan:
“We see that there is a potential to bring some renewable energy to New York State and to get rid of some of the coal or nuclear sources we have,” said Scenic Hudson’s Hayley Mauskapf, an environmental advocacy associate. However, she added, “a project of this type and magnitude is unprecedented in the Hudson Valley, so of course we have some concerns.” Among those are the impact of the electromagnetic field, the installation process effects, the thermo effect and the impact of the re-suspension of PCBs in the river sediment, she said.
McCagg's story says the $1.9 billion plan will bring 1,000 megawatts of renewable wind and hydropower from Quebec to Westchester County, New York City and Bridgeport, Conn. Read the entire story in ccScoop.
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