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Generating station

Dear Editor,

The comment period for the Warren Generating Station power discharge into the Allegheny River in Starbrick has been extended from October 14th to the 29th.

I oppose permitting Warren Generating Station power plant on Route 6 in Conewango Township in Warren County the disposal of coal ash and other residual waste into the Allegheny River for the next five (5) years. This would endanger the Allegheny River fish and wildlife not to mention people who may enter the water downstream! The towns immediately below the discharge area are in greatest danger — Tidioute, Tionesta, Oil City, Franklin, etc. Radioactive materials and carcinogenics are associated with this coal ash. According to the EPA, coal ash contains contaminants like mercury, cadmium, and arsenic associated with cancer, and various other serious health effects.

I also request a public hearing on this application and a postponement of any decision on the Warren Generating Station Power Plant until the Pennsylvania citizens have been given a chance to present their opinion, ask questions and provide testimony publicly on this environmental threat to our waterways.

If you feel this is a danger to our people, wildlife and environment, make your comment and include your name, address, and phone number with relevant facts write to:

judickey@pa.gov; or, Justin C. Dickey, P. E., Permits Chief, DEP Environmental Engineer Manager, Clean Water Program, Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335;

Regarding Public Comment Period Extension under 23 PA Code 92a.84(b) Warren Generating Station NPDES Permit No. PA 0005053 Authorization ID No. 11544466 Conewango Township, Warren County.

Karen Davis,

Warren

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