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Plant plan is short term

December 22, 2013

Editor, OBSERVER: Having worked in power plants for nearly 40 years, my opinion on the $150 million upgrade option for the Dunkirk plant seems too cost simple....

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concerned

Dec-22-13 8:28 PM

Veteran I was with you up to the city forming a strategic economic plan then I fell out of my chair laughing (not at you)but at the thought of the city doing it. They have never had any kind of master plan just fly by the seat of their pants. Do you know the city of Dunkirk was used through out New York State as an example of what not to do with urban renewal money. They have not changed since then and likely never will until they get rid of mayors and hire a professional manager.

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Veteran1957

Dec-22-13 6:58 PM

A CoGen plant and gas turbine would be nice but those can be run with just a handful of people. So much for jobs... The economics of other power alternatives for the plant will become clear within five years. The current repowering plan was purely political. It at least gives us a ten year reprieve so the city can come up with a strategic economic plan for the future. We should be grateful for what we have been given. Hopefully our city leaders have received the wakeup call...but Im not sure they even understand what Im referring to when I say strategic economic plan.

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rumblefish

Dec-22-13 1:43 PM

Captain: "why" would anyone trust the city officials would "listen" to anyone but "their collective" ineptness," Leopards can not change their spots" and elected will follow suit

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rumblefish

Dec-22-13 11:47 AM

Mr. Webb has "stepped out" and voiced the possible other side of the coin" pro-Cuomo plan folks we await "your" reply

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Captain

Dec-22-13 9:57 AM

The city can listen and develop its future plans based on input from people in the industry who know what they're talking about (like Mr Webb), or it can ignore such insight and gamble the city's future on hope and politically motivated opinions.

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