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Finger Lakes Action Network Information about Upstate New York Power Producers' coal-fired power plant on Cayuga lake in Lansing, NY.

Finger Lakes Action Network Information about Upstate New York Power Producers' coal-fired power plant on Cayuga lake in Lansing, NY.

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Published by greencircleas
Contents:
1.) About the Coal-fired Power Plant
2.) Transition off of Fossil Fuels
3.) No to Fracked gas! No to Fracking!
4.) Who Will Be Affected? Honoring the Two Row Wampum
5.) An Increase in Fracking & Fracking Related Infrastructure
6.) About the Finger Lakes Action Network (FLAN)
7.) Finger Lakes Action Network Framework

https://www.facebook.com/FingerLakesActionNetwork
Contents:
1.) About the Coal-fired Power Plant
2.) Transition off of Fossil Fuels
3.) No to Fracked gas! No to Fracking!
4.) Who Will Be Affected? Honoring the Two Row Wampum
5.) An Increase in Fracking & Fracking Related Infrastructure
6.) About the Finger Lakes Action Network (FLAN)
7.) Finger Lakes Action Network Framework

https://www.facebook.com/FingerLakesActionNetwork

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Published by: greencircleas on Jun 24, 2013
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Contents
1.
About the Coal-fired Power Plant
2.
Transition o
ff 
of Fossil Fuels
3.
No to Fracked gas! No to Fracking!
4.
 Who Will Be A 
ff 
ected? Honoring the Two Row Wampum
5.
An Increase in Fracking & Fracking Related Infrastructure
6.
About the Finger Lakes Action Network (FLAN)
7.
Finger Lakes Action Network Framework
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 1 OF 6
UPSTATE NEW YORK POWER PRODUCERS - CAYUGA POWER PLANT
 
About the Coal-fired Power Plant
The coal fired Cayuga Power Plant sits on the edge of Cayuga Lake inLansing, just 10 miles north of Ithaca, and burns dirty coal with two coal-fired turbine units. It is owned by Upstate New York Power Producers(formerly owned by AES Cayuga). They are currently seeking to transitionthe plant from coal to fracked gas.
Coal fired plants, like the Cayuga Power Plant, are among the dirtiestpower plants in existence. The byproduct of burning coal is extremelydangerous to communities who live nearby as well as any wildlife andfarms.
This coal fired plant receives 900,000 tons of coal every year. This coal ismined in Northern Appalachia through underground mines and open-pitmountain top removal.
Coal fired plants, like this one, contribute to the ongoing practice of Mountain top removal or MTR. The dangerous process of MTR includesclear-cu
ing large swaths of pristine forests, permanently destroyingecosystems, and the complete destruction and removal of mountain topsusing high powered explosives.
MTR also contaminates the drinking water, air, farms, and land of thousands of families in Appalachia. MTR contributes to increasedcancers, diseases, illnesses and overall quality of life for our friends,families, and neighbors in Appalachia.
EPA reports show that over the past 12 quarters this coal fired plant hasspent 3 quarters in non-compliance with the Clean Air Act, and 10quarters in non-compliance with the Clean Water Act.
 According to the the EPA’s Toxic Release Index [TRI], which quantitatesthe total aggregate release of chemicals, in 2011 the Cayuga Power Plantemi
ed over 218,594 pounds of toxic emissions through burning coal.
In addition to a slew of toxic chemicals including lead, ammonia, anddioxin compounds, the TRI reports that the coal-fired plant mostly emits:
vanadium compounds
: exposure causes permanent healthproblems and death. Although the EPA is still in the process of 
 
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 2 OF 6
UPSTATE NEW YORK POWER PRODUCERS - CAYUGA POWER PLANT
 
updating vanadium to be classified as a carcinogen, all vanadiumcompounds are carcinogenic, meaning they are known to causecancer in humans.
manganese compounds
: in drinking water are associated withincreased intellectual impairment and reduced intelligencequotients in school-age children. Chronic low dose exposure tomanganese has been linked to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson'sdisease, and multiple sclerosis.
 barium compounds
: a
ff 
ects the nervous system, causing cardiacirregularities, tremors, weakness, anxiety, dyspnea and paralysis.
hydrochloric acid
: is highly corrosive irritant with the potential todamage respiratory organs, eyes, skin, and intestines irreversibly.
sulfuric acid
: is considered an industrial hazard and is the leadcomponent of acid rain.
acid rain
: causes pneumonia, asthma, chronic bronchitis, andpermanent lung damage. Acid rain also extremely dangerous toecosystems dissolving the nutrients that trees and plants need to be healthy and, particularly here in the northeast, contaminateslakes and streams. This is deadly to wildlife and aquatic life thatare essential for maintaining stability in the ecosystem of theCayuga Basin bioregion.
Because prevailing winds in the Ithaca area come from North-Northwest,toxic emissions from the coal fired plant travel over and through the cityof Ithaca on most days.
Now is the time! Transition o
ff 
of fossil fuels!
Now is the time to transition o
ff 
of dirty fossil fuels. The fossil fuelindustry is responsible for extreme environmental degradation, climatechange, and increased cancers, disease, illness, and threat fromdangerous industrial sites to both wildlife and people. The fossil fuelindustry and fossil fuel consumption is perpetuating genocide againstthe indigenous peoples of this world. Fossil fuels are running out, the
 
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 3 OF 6
UPSTATE NEW YORK POWER PRODUCERS - CAYUGA POWER PLANT

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