News Advisory: Eel Passage
Facility to be Commissioned August 9, 2006
August 7, 2006
A new $2 million eel passage facility at the New
York Power Authority’s (NYPA) St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Power Project will officially be commissioned on Wednesday (Aug. 9)
with Power Authority, federal and state officials in attendance.
John J. Suloway, NYPA’s executive director of
licensing implementation and compliance, will participate in a 10:30
a.m. program with Mike Thabault, assistant director of the Northeast
Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Gerry Barnhart,
director of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources for the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The new facility enables American eels to pass over
the power project’s main dam on their migration from the Atlantic
Ocean to the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.
Following the program in front of the power
project’s Administration Building, a tour of the eel passage
facility will be conducted.
Because of security considerations, we regret that
it will not be possible to accommodate video or still photography on
the tour. However, B-roll and photographs will be available.
(Photos and video of the opening program will be permitted.)
Those unable to cover the event and wishing to
obtain B-roll or photos should contact Jill Chamberlain at
315-764-0226, Extension 300.
Lunch will be served in the Administration
Building’s fifth-floor conference room after the tour.
Please have photo identification available.
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9
Area in front of the Administration Building at the New York Power
Authority’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D.
Roosevelt Power Project in Massena. (Program will be held in the
building’s lobby in the event of inclement
Jill Chamberlain, 315-764-0226, Extension 300
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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