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Value of wind turbines to be discussed Monday

BATAVIA -- The pros and cons of wind turbines as a source of energy will be discussed by two experts during a symposium at 7 p.m. Monday in the Conable Technology Building at Genesee Community College.

The issue has been vigorously debated in Genesee, where at least one town has banned the towers, and Wyoming and Orleans counties. A recent survey in the Town of Alabama, commissioned by Horizon Wind Energy, showed nearly 3-to-1 support for the proposed Alabama Ledge Wind Farm.

Participating in the discussion will be Brad Jones of Naples, a consultant who has worked with citizen groups on the issue, and Mark Mitskovski, project manager for the Steel Winds project on the former Bethlehem Steel property in Lackawanna.

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