Letter: More pollution is not what the public is seeking

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To the editor,

The Naugatuck State Forest is within the 10 mile radius of pollution from the proposed CPV power plant. It is an important bird area for eastern whip-poor-wills and other aerial insectivorous species such as Eastern flycatchers, swallows, swifts and phoebes.

These species are diminishing as studied and verified by the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The survey is enforced by results from breeding bird atlas projects. Exposure to environmental contaminants and reduced availability of calcium is a consequence of acid rain due to greenhouse gases generated from dirty methane energy power plants.

The whip-poor-will and other insectivore bird species depend only on flying insects as a food source. The aerial plankton are found 12,000 feet in the atmosphere along with green house gases generated from dirty methane energy power plants.

Factors such as soot, carcinogenic particulates, acid rain, and smog will affect the health of these bird species. It will also affect the health of people, children, elderly within the 10 mile radius of the Competitive Power Ventures’ (CPV) dirty fuel energy plant.

Opposition to the construction of CPV dirty fuel energy plant is comprised of environmental groups and committees, residents of towns within the 10 mile radius of CPV, health professionals, politicians, town agencies, emergency/safety groups, educators and more.

The chemical company in Naugatuck and other polluting industrial plants along the Naugatuck River have ceased to exist. More air and water pollution is not what the public is seeking in 2015.
The CPV energy power plant should not be built. E-mail to the Connecticut Siting Council: siting.council@ct.gov.

Christine Yannielli

Naugatuck