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Dock and Buoy Removal to Begin

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

October  9, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

MASSENA—New York Power Authority (NYPA) workers are scheduled to remove 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. 26. 

Docks and buoys will be removed from the following locations: 

In the Town and Village of Waddington:

•              Howard Park docks
•              Whitaker Park docks
•              Old Milk Factory buoys

In the Town of Massena:

•              Massena Intake docks
•              Hawkins Point dock & buoy
•              South Channel buoy  

NYPA removes docks and buoys each winter to ensure the safety of its workers as well as the public, and to avert damage to boats, docks and buoys during sub-freezing temperatures. NYPA officials will notify the public when the docks and buoys are to be reinstalled, which will be at some point next spring.

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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