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Power Authority, Niagara University and First Responders Holding Emergency Drill

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
louis.paonessa@nypa.gov
Khisha Laguerre-Arnold
khisha.laguerre-arnold@nypa.gov
716-286-6661

July 14, 2009

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTEThis release is for public notice of a scheduled emergency preparedness exercise at the Niagara Power Project.  Emergency vehicles will respond to secure areas of the facility and therefore for security reasons we cannot allow press coverage of the actual drill. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority will team with local emergency response organizations to stage an emergency drill at the Niagara Power Project on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. until approximately noon.  A staging area will be located by the Lewiston Reservoir near Route 31 and Military Road.  The public can expect to see several emergency vehicles dispatched to the Niagara project as part of the drill.  

Agencies scheduled to participate in the exercise include the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara Police departments, Lewiston #1 and Lewiston #2 Fire Companies, Upper Mountain Fire Company, Sanborn Fire Company and Niagara Active Hose. Niagara University, which is adjacent to the Niagara project, will also participate.  

  About NYPA:

■    The New York Power Authority 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 New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.  ■    About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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