Tonawanda Preparing to Take Over Water Intakes at Former Huntley Plant


From: The Buffalo News 

“The Town of Tonawanda is getting ready to take over a portion of the former Huntley Power Plant to make sure local industries can continue to access the plant’s untreated water.

The Town Board on Monday voted to hire a law firm to begin eminent domain proceedings against NRG Energy, the owner of the coal-fired plant. The town would take control of the water intakes, water lines and other components of the plant used in the distribution of untreated, or raw, water to local industrial customers, said Supervisor Joseph Emminger.

NRG closed Huntley in 2016, but the plant continues to provide 19 million gallons of untreated water from the Niagara River to nearby manufacturers including PeroxyChem, the tire maker Sumitomo and 3M Ocelo Sponge.”

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