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Dock and Buoy Removal Scheduled to Begin Oct. 20

For Further Information:
Karen White
315-764-0226, ext. 863
karen.white@nypa.gov

October 16, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

MASSENA—New York Power Authority (NYPA) workers are scheduled to remove the docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River, in the vicinity of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, beginning the week of Oct. 20.

Docks and buoys are scheduled to be removed from:

The Town and Village of Waddington

•              Howard Park Docks
•              Whitaker Park Docks
•              Old Milk Factory Buoys

Town of Massena

•              Massena Intake Docks
•              Hawkins Point Dock & Buoy
•              South Channel Buoy

The docks and buoys are removed to ensure the safety of workers and to avert damage to boats, docks and buoys during the sub-freezing temperatures of the winter months. NYPA officials will notify the public when the docks and buoys are to be reinstalled, which will be at some point in the spring of 2009. 

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■    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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