EPA Reverses Cooling Plan For N.H.’s Largest Coal Power Plant
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A new federal permit for New Hampshire’s largest coal-fired power plant will not require the installation of cooling towers, which advocates say are vital to protect the Merrimack River.
The Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t updated Merrimack Station’s five-year water quality permit since the 1990s. The permit regulates water intake and discharge between the plant and the adjacent Merrimack River.