This week NJDEP's Forest Fire Service shed more light on the problems with Six Flags Great Adventure's solar site and validated a number of our fire-related concerns.
- NJDEP's Forest Fire strongly advises a minimum of 100 feet of 'defensible space' around structures to protect structures from forest fires and vise versa. Great Adventure's solar site will have just 30 feet of 'defensible space'.
- Forest Fire confirmed that the area has a great probability of fire because:
- Pine fire can easily jump 1/4-1/2 mile.
- The prevailing winds in the area are westerly (coming from the west, northwest or southwest), which puts residences downwind and in harm's way in case of a fire involving the solar power plant.
Six Flags Great Adventure's siting of this solar power plant puts ALL nearby homes at greater risk of catastrophic fire, with an added danger of toxic fume inhalation and discharge of toxic chemicals into our water sources.