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NY Health Department comments: Eight Point Wind Energy proposal

As part of the New York State Article 10 process for reviewing wind energy proposals, the Department of Health has submitted these scoping comments to the developer of the proposed Eight Point wind energy facility. Project developer NextEra plans to erect 32 wind turbines totaling 103.4 megawatts on land leased in the towns of Greenwood, West Union and Troupsburg and West Union in Steuben County, New York. The Department of Health has raised important questions regarding the cumulative impact of the project on health and safety given there are existing wind projects in the same general area. The cover letter addressed to NextEra is provided below. The full letter with comments can be accessed by clicking the document icon on this page.

 

David Gil
Eight Point Wind, LLC
700 Universe Boulevard
Juno Beach, Florida 33408 

RE: Case No. 16-F-0062: Preliminary Scoping Statement for the Eight Point Wind Energy Center

Dear Mr. Gil:

The New York State Department of Health (“the Department”) has reviewed the Preliminary Scoping Statement (PSS) for the Eight Point Wind Energy Center, a proposed up-to 102 MW wind powered electric generating facility located in the Towns of Greenwood, Troupsburg and West Union in Steuben County, New York.

We believe that the attached comments developed by Department of Health Staff, pertaining primarily to potential public health concerns associated with the proposal, will assist in developing an application that will fully address the needs of the local communities and the public more generally.

Thank you for your consideration of these comments; we look forward to your response and to continued discussion on these important issues. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at Richard.Thomas1@health.ny.gov or by phone at (518) 473-1403.

Sincerely,

Richard Thomas
Assistant Counsel
Bureau of House Counsel

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Nys Health Department Letter

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OCT 31 2016
http://www.windaction.org/posts/45954-ny-health-department-comments-eight-point-wind-energy-proposal
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