Weekly PEC wind turbine news — Mon, Sep 12, 2011
Here are current news items regarding the wind energy issue, prepared by CCSAGE and focused primarily on developments in Prince Edward County. For an explanation of acronyms used, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-15.
Gilead Power’s REA application. Another week with no indication that MOE has accepted Gilead’s application as complete.
Letter to the Editor from Premier McGuinty. The Premier sent a letter to the Wellington Times in response to the CCSAGE letter authored by Garth Manning on breach of social justice.
DND work at Ostrander Point. Phase 1 of the work was due to be completed by Sep 9, 2011. It was primarily an assessment of the extent of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on one of three areas of interest, but included picking up metal objects found, mostly target materials but also a small amount of UXO. The site has been significantly disturbed by the bush- and ground-clearing activities required to carry out this work.
Photos of work at Ostrander Point. CCSAGE published aerial and ground photos of the DND activity showing the extent of the clearing work.
Candidate Treat Hull’s investigation. Treat has posted documentation relating to the DND work on his campaign website.
MPP Dombrowsky denial. In response to many queries / complaints about the DND work, Leona sent an email which included the statement “It’s important to note that these remediation activities are not part of a proposal by Gilead Power to build and operate a wind power facility at Ostrander Point.” Documents obtained from DND suggest otherwise.
DND at Picton Fair. DND had a booth and was handing out a pamphlet relating to Prince Edward County which shows four areas where UXO may exist: Wellers Bay (by far the area of highest risk), Point Petre, Ostrander Point, Prince Edward Point. The only scheduled work is at Ostrander Point.
CCSAGE meeting with DND. CCSAGE will be meeting with DND on Monday morning to obtain further information about the UXO project.