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Last Coal-Burning Power Plant In Mass. Shuts Down

Jun 1, 2017
Jesse Costa / WBUR


The last coal-fired power plant in Massachusetts — and the largest in New England — shut down for good on Wednesday.

For more than 50 years, the massive Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset has generated electricity fueled by shiploads of coal from as far away as Colombia and South Africa.

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