Letter: More information on Mayflower Wind plans, please

Posted 9/22/22

Please, may we have from the companies involved in laying the prospective Mayflower project power cable from the windmills to the storage power station, diagrams of the process: the barge that holds …

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Letter: More information on Mayflower Wind plans, please

Posted

Please, may we have from the companies involved in laying the prospective Mayflower project power cable from the windmills to the storage power station, diagrams of the process: the barge that holds the cable, its mechanism to make the trench, the mechanism to place the cable, the mechanism to fill the cable trench. We also need to know does this takes days per mile, hours per mile and when it has been completed, how soon the bottom settles and the giddy fish once more swim about and breed normally. Those affected fish being a tiny percent of the whole Sakonnet River fish and a minute percent when the cable layering barge was over the ocean.

Another diagram of the process going overland through Massachusetts would help as a comparison, with emphasis on the detail of where highways and roads will be dug up and/or houses and gardens.

From this there are at least 50 to 100 budding next generation engineers, now children and eager to learn, who will be fascinated by learning facts related to the muddying of the waters in this controversy by their parents' and grandparents' generation. Some sensible adult readers will also be interested and a few anglers who are worried about the fact their dock is slowly going under water as the tidal river level slowly and relentlessly rises.

Julie McGeoch

Little Compton

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