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AES Redondo Beach's Toxic Plume

Lack of “Dispersion Modeling Analysis” raises a red flag. Redondo Beach residents living close to the proposed power plant are concerned about a dense, harmful, and poisonous toxic plume.

Ask yourself…”Why is AES trying to get an exemption from performing a “Dispersion Modeling Analysis” for the proposed new plant in Redondo Beach?” Is it because they will be exposed for attempting to shove tons and tons of particulate matter down our throats before it has time to dissipate?  If the plant is safe and if AES was a good neighbor they would fully inform the public and specify how much particulate matter will be flowing into adjacent buildings, homes and schools for the next 50 years.  Where is the modeling?  Where is the poison going?  Why is AES hiding the data?  Don’t get poisoned.  Vote Yes on Measure A.

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Eric Pendergraft January 31, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Mr. Reardon, We did perform a "Dispersion Modeling Analysis" and, in fact, conducted all required air modeling. The results are in our Application for Certification that can be found on the CEC website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/redondo_beach/documents/ Based on our actual expected emissions, and not worst case scenarios that we are required to model, PM emissions from the new facility will be about 5 tons per year. This is equivalent to the PM emissions from 7,500 light duty passenger vehicles. About 40,000 vehicles travel PCH on a daily basis between Aviation and Torrance. Regards, Eric Pendergraft AES
Grant Patterson February 24, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Eric, is that 7,500 cars circling the plant or driving miles up and down pch? My concern is my children who live withing close proximity to the plant. I will be moving if the plant is built but i feel sorry for the next uneducated resident in my house that doesn't under stand the dangers of PM. I understand your position and need to defend the AES plant. If you weren't the president of AES southland and just a parent living close to the plant you may also have my concerns.

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