06 May '12, 12pm

Number One CO2 Emitter in the Northeast: Brayton Point Power Station

Number One CO2 Emitter in the Northeast: Brayton Point Power Station

In Somerset Massachusetts sits the Brayton Point Power Plant , a coal fired plant which the EPA listed in January 2012 the worst power plant station in the Northeast. Since it's purchase by Dominion , that owned and was responsible for the Salem Power plant, one of the oldest and most hazardous power plant in the Northeast, the Brayton plant has been outfitted with more than one billion dollars of renovations and new equipment to meet the "environmental requirements ". One big renovation that has been made and a change to the Somerset landscape, are the monumental water cooling towers. Although they are relatively safer for the environment than before it still kills many organism and fish in the Taunton Lake near by, releasing warm water back into the lake and extracting the lake water to cool down the plant. These main advances have been made to comply with existing and p...

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