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Cayuga Power Plant Informational Document

Cayuga Power Plant Informational Document

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The Cayuga Power Plant:

A Case for it’s Permanent Retirement and Just Transition for Lansing

A Report by the Finger Lakes Action Network

Table Of Contents

The Cayuga Power Plant and Repowering Proposal 3
The Finger Lakes Action Network’s Stance 6
Quotes from Individuals, Organizations and Businesses 8
The Toxic Legacy of Coal 11
No to Fracked Gas! No to Fracking! 13
A Just Transition off of Fossil Fuels 15
Who will be affected? 18
About the Finger Lakes Action Network 19
The Cayuga Power Plant:

A Case for it’s Permanent Retirement and Just Transition for Lansing

A Report by the Finger Lakes Action Network

Table Of Contents

The Cayuga Power Plant and Repowering Proposal 3
The Finger Lakes Action Network’s Stance 6
Quotes from Individuals, Organizations and Businesses 8
The Toxic Legacy of Coal 11
No to Fracked Gas! No to Fracking! 13
A Just Transition off of Fossil Fuels 15
Who will be affected? 18
About the Finger Lakes Action Network 19

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Published by: greencircleas on Jun 29, 2013
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The Cayuga Power Plant:
 A Case for it’s Permanent Retirement and JustTransition for Lansing 
 A Report by the Finger Lakes Action Network
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 1 OF 21
AGAINST THE PROPOSED REPOWERING OF THE CAYUGA POWER PLANT
 
Table Of Contents
The Cayuga Power Plant and Repowering Proposal3The Finger Lakes Action Network’s Stance6Quotes from Individuals, Organizations and Businesses8The Toxic Legacy of Coal12No to Fracked Gas! No to Fracking!14A Just Transition o
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 2 OF 21
AGAINST THE PROPOSED REPOWERING OF THE CAYUGA POWER PLANT
 
The coal fired Cayuga Power Plant (formerly Millikan Station/AES Cayuga)sits on the edge of Cayuga Lake in Lansing, just 10 miles north of Ithaca, and burns dirty coal with two coal-fired turbine units. It is currently owned by Upstate New York Power Producers. They are currently seeking to transitionthe plant from coal to fracked gas to replace the small amount of energy theplant produces.The plant has a toxic legacy in Tompkins County since the facility was firstopened in 1955. According to the Clean A ir Task Force, around 7 deaths ayear in Tompkins County can be a
ributed to fine particle pollution from theplant.
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There are also a numberof cases of asthma a year that can be linkedto the plant, as well as the harder to measure e
ff 
ects of toxic chemicalsreleased by the plant. EPA reports show that over thepast 12 quarters the Plant has spent 3 quarters in non-compliance with the Clean Air Act, and 10quarters in non-compliance with the Clean Water Act.
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It has also shown upon a recently leaked secret government watch list as a high-priority violatorfor at least the last 98 months.
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The Plant’s coal ash dump has also beenseeping toxins into ground water, a type of contamination which is notcurrently regulated by the EPA or the DEC.
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 Since 2007, the plant has been struggling to stay open due to the lowwholesale price of energy. To remain open, the plant first negotiated a Pay inLieu of Taxes program with the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency in which they only payed taxes for 70% of their assessed value.
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 However, this a
empt failed to solve their economic woes and in 2011 the
FINGER LAKES ACTION NETWORK
EDUCATION & OUTREACH MATERIALSPAGE 3 OF 21
AGAINST THE PROPOSED REPOWERING OF THE CAYUGA POWER PLANT
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p://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/existing/map.php?state=New_York
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p://www.epa-echo.gov/cgi-bin/get1cReport.cgi?tool=echo&IDNumber=3610900001
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p://www.npr.org/series/142000896/poisoned-places-toxic-air-neglected-communities
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p://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/ny-coal-ash-factsheet0512.pdf 
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p://www.ithaca.com/news/lansing/article_af5b2218-6482-11e1-a1e9-001871e3ce6c.html

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