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August 22, 2013

Salem power plant decision appealed

SALEM — Two neighbors of Salem Harbor Station have appealed a city board’s approval of Footprint Power’s plans for the 65-acre waterfront site.

Residents Michael Furlong of Blaney Street and William Dearstyne of Derby Street filed a complaint this week in Superior Court seeking to overturn the Planning Board’s Aug. 1 decision.

Named as defendants are an entity of Footprint Power, the New Jersey company that bought the plant last year, and members of the Planning Board.

After a public hearing that extended over several months, the board granted permits to Footprint, which plans to demolish existing buildings and build a natural gas-fired power plant.

The complaint contends the board failed to address or spell out in detail several key conditions, including a community benefit agreement and public access to the site.

No date has been set for a hearing.

Tom Dalton can be reached at

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