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That would be catastrophic for the trout downstream, I wonder how it would effect the newly started shad run ? This shouldn't be allowed to happen, PERIOD! 

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9 minutes ago, Mink said:

That would be catastrophic for the trout downstream, I wonder how it would effect the newly started shad run ? This shouldn't be allowed to happen, PERIOD! 

Graphite mill in Asbury doesnt seem to have any affect

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No way. The river where they are talking about building this plant is somewhat recovered from the impact of the polluting paper mills shuttered there. The dam they are looking to remove is at the site. Doesn't make a world of sense to reclaim the environment only to destroy it again with such a project.

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 I would not put too many concerns in this Since NJDFAG - Nj Legislation - Trout Unlimited -NJ Federated Sportsman will be on top of this to see it does not happen. Not to worry that protesting Lady at The Council meetings won't care about the Trout But The Gas Supply Pipe Line will be her agenda. Besides is there some sort of Endangered  Bug or Salamander in that area to prevent this.

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In the sports section of today’s Daily Record (Morris County) there is mention of a plan to build a natural gas power plant on the site of the former paper mill in Holland Township on the Musconentcong River. The plan is being discussed by the proposed project developer with local officials and the NJ EPA. 

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I'm involved with this as you might imagine, but behind the scenes.  My replacement at TU is working on this as well.  In the end, the landowners/mill owners wanted to set up a mitigation bank and remove all vestiges of both mills, remove both dams (one is now gone and the feds look to be fully funding removal of the big one above Warren Glen Mill) and to restore the site back to natural and then hand it to the state as public fishing and hunting access.  But the state told the owners there is no mitigation funding available, so the owners have no choice but to sell the property to the highest bidder.

That said, it is way too soon to know where this is all going.  But the property comes with a large water withdrawal permit from the DRBC, and that is the reason the property has a lot of interest.  It was almost sold to a bottling company at one point.  I suggested to the group working in opposition to convince Trenton to steer mitigation funding since it now would not need to cover the removal of the two dams but rather just the buildings at Hughesville and Warren Glen.  

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I should add that the owners of the mills, IPPE, could make their investment back if they oversaw a mitigation of their two properties.  If this gas powered generating plant is built one day, nobody will ever blame Trenton for their failures a few years ago to help steer mitigation funds to something that would have had huge environmental benefits.   But they should..... 

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1 hour ago, 1957Buck said:

 I would not put too many concerns in this Since NJDFAG - Nj Legislation - Trout Unlimited -NJ Federated Sportsman will be on top of this to see it does not happen. Not to worry that protesting Lady at The Council meetings won't care about the Trout But The Gas Supply Pipe Line will be her agenda. Besides is there some sort of Endangered  Bug or Salamander in that area to prevent this.

I agree that there will be a lot of opposition to this, but everyone of us must make our voices heard to stop this before it gathers strength. This is insane! 

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46 minutes ago, Mink said:

I agree that there will be a lot of opposition to this, but everyone of us must make our voices heard to stop this before it gathers strength. This is insane! 

I also agree more skin in the Game never Hurt,  To bad the Town where this is Don't just rezone the area or restrict the Type of redevelopment. Was the footprint of the Mill Cleared of any Pollution? Was it put back to its natural Beginning   Before any $$$ is spent and all the Conservation methods are even started what is The Towns Plans? or is it just $$$$. Or does this town not even have a Zoning Board - Building department. Or any Building Codes - Green Team.  Is it not in a Watershed protected area. One only has to look back at the Industry along the Raritan River Basin That went out after destroying the Environment and The River Eco-System and Never Unwelcome building to replace them was ever Built.                                            First Question what is The Affected Townships View- Opinion  Stance on this. There are so many Agencies on our Dime that this fall on That have not Steeped in yet If it is in The Planning Stages once again where is the planning Board of this township. IMO to soon to Worry. Too many Questions Not Answered.    

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