Brookhaven Town Board votes to approve Caithness II power plant in Yaphank

The Brookhaven Town Board has voted 5-2 in favor of granting a special permit to allow the building of the Caithness II power plant in

LIPA's Caithness power plant in Yaphank. (Jan. 20,

LIPA's Caithness power plant in Yaphank. (Jan. 20, 2010) (Credit: Newsday File / John Paraskevas )

The Brookhaven Town Board has voted 5-2 in favor of granting a special permit to allow the building of the Caithness II power plant in Yaphank.

The new power plant will be built near the Sills Road exit off the Long Island Expressway near the 350 megawatt power plant already on the site.

The 752-megawatt Caithness II will sell power to LIPA. A Brookhaven town study found that it would...

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