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Boston Harbor Turbines a Go

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The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared state's plans to build a pair of wind turbines on Deer Island, to help power the sewage treatment facility in Boston Harbor.

State officials say the FAA found the two turbines will not affect flight activity at Logan Airport.

In all, five turbines are planned for Deer Island. Together they'll generate only a small fraction of the facility's more-than $16 million-dollar annual power needs.

But the state's Environmental Affairs Secretary, Ian Bowles, says the project is one of many to come, with benefits that will add up over time.

"I think the public understands it's time for some bold action." Bowles says. "We all believe that the clean energy future is going to look different than the past."

Secretary Bowles says he does not expect public opposition to the project, and wind turbine plans are in the works for several other sites around the state.

This program aired on April 7, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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