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Blenheim-Gilboa dam operator faces $100M in lawsuits

Actions claim negligence worsened floods

The Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project is shown in this June photo.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project is shown in this June photo.
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The New York Power Authority is defending itself against more than $100 million in lawsuits filed by municipalities, a school district, farmers and other landowners who suffered losses during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Three separate actions were filed in state Supreme Court in Schoharie County alleging the authority was negligent in maintaining and operating its hydroelectric facility on the Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim. NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project makes use of two ...


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geneshan2
November 14, 2012
7:29 a.m.

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"Prudently and responsibly"....Baloney! Why then did all the water levels get lowered when there was a threat from Sandy?

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