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U.S. power plant blast triggers fears in Oakville

February 9, 2010

Residents fear repeat of fatal explosion at proposed power plant

Photo Source: Associated Press

An Oakville citizens’ group says the explosion at a 620-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Connecticut that killed five highlights the hazards of building a similar power station in their neighbourhood.

“It’s one of those things that confirms the possibilities of the dangers of having a plant in a residential community,” said Daniela Morawetz, president of the Chartwell-Maple Grove Residents Association, an Oakville ratepayers association of 1,600 homeowners located next door to the future site of Canada’s largest gas-fired power plant.

Read the entire article “U.S. power plant bast triggers fears in Oakville” by Patty Winsa for the Toronto Star (February 9, 2010)

The following You Tube video is from local news station WTNH:

Oakville residents – share you comments and thoughts on this tragedy and how it makes you feel regarding the proposed Oakville power plant.


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