CT Group Fights for Water Access Near Former Haddam Power Plant

Ugly Orange Barrier CT River
Photo/Ugly Orange Barrier CT River

Hartford Courant: A prominent environmental group is supporting the town of [Haddam, CT] in contesting a state permit allowing Connecticut Yankee to block access to a navigable inlet of the Connecticut River near its decommissioned nuclear power plant.

 

SAT map courtesy Connecticut River Watershed Council, Inc.
SAT map courtesy Connecticut River Watershed Council, Inc.

Connecticut River Watershed CouncilThe is calling on the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to revoke the permit it granted a year ago for a 220-foot-long floating boom that blocks the inlet. The council charges that Connecticut Yankee misrepresented facts in its application, resulting in boaters’ being denied access to navigable waters “clearly held in the public trust.”

The council’s action follows a similar demand by Haddam First Selectwoman Melissa Schlag, who said the permit process was flawed.

Read more about the fight to open a navigable inlet on the CT River near the former Connecticut Yankee power plant.

Sign-Up Petition on Change.org: Remove ugly orange barrier on the CT River in Haddam