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Meeting to address future of Manresa Island

NORWALK, Conn. – The future of Manresa Island after the anticipated deactivation of the Manresa Island Power Plant will be discussed at Wednesday, Dec. 18, in a public meeting hosted by state Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Norwalk Police Department’s Community Room at 1 Monroe St.

“There has been a good deal of speculation and talk around town about what will happen to Manresa Island after the power plant shuts down.” Duff said. “All of the relevant stakeholders will be gathered together at this meeting to discuss exactly that question. I would encourage anyone who is curious about the future of the site to attend.”

Matters to be discussed include plant deactivation and security, environmental concerns, zoning issues, potential for future development at the site and other related issues.

In addition to Duff and Rilling, representatives of NRG Energy Inc., operators of the Manresa Island Power Plant; Norwalk Police Chief Thomas E. Kulhawik; Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy; members of the Norwalk Planning Commission and Zoning Commission; and Norwalk Senior Environmental Officer Alexis Cherichetti are expected to attend. All members of the public and the media are also invited to attend.

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