RG&E Files Plan With Public Service Commission
to Demolish Russell Station in the Town of Greece
Rochester, NY – Pursuant to a July 25, 2011 New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) order, RG&E yesterday filed with the PSC a plan for the demolition and environmental remediation of Russell Station in the Town of Greece.
Under the plan, most equipment and structures associated with the production of electricity at Russell Station will be removed from the site. The plan contemplates preserving certain structures and improvements at the site, including those that may be needed to support future power generation at the site, as required by the PSC.
RG&E has already discussed the demolition and remediation plans with Town of Greece officials and a letter regarding the project is being mailed to nearby residents. The company intends to keep the lines of communication open with state and local officials, residents and all involved parties throughout the multi-year approval and demolition process.
Environmental remediation will include the removal of asbestos and lead-based paint from the structures. Contaminated soils will be removed and replaced with clean fill, and those areas will be seeded or otherwise finished.
In addition to PSC approval, the project will require various permits and approvals from federal, state and local government agencies.