New Niagara hydro tunnel finally opens:
Good news/bad news story in Niagara Falls today (March 22, 2013). I’m surprised there hasn’t been more media coverage. According to the Toronto Star,
A new hydro tunnel at Niagara Falls officially gushed water today, cranking up electricity production at the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station
That will produce enough extra power to light up a city the size of Barrie.
The project was budgeted for $985 million, but the final bill came in at $1.6 billion — costs that will ultimately be borne by electricity ratepayers.
Niagara River © RokaB – Fotolia.com
The Niagara River has come a long way since the 1980s. One would still be advised not to drink the water, swim in some of the public beaches or eat the fish you reel in, but the latest report on the remediation plan reveals a river recovering from decades of abuse.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Niagara River Remedial Action Plan, first agreed to in 1987, a report from Niagara College engineering professor Anne Michaud outlines the steps taken to improve the river on both sides of the border.
. . . → Read More: the reeves report: Cleaning up the Niagara River