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Mt. Tom Coal Plant Closing in October

Mt. Tom Coal Plant Closing in October

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(Holyoke, MA)¬† – The Mount Tom coal plant in Holyoke is shutting down this Fall. GDF Suez announced to its employees Monday the power plant will close in October. They say coal can’t compete with plants powered by natural gas. The coal plant employs 28 people, who will be offered severence, and are being encouraged to apply for other jobs with the company. ¬†GDF has not decided what it plans to do with the property. ¬†Environmentalists are applauding the news, as the Mount Tom plant is known as one of the”dirty dozen”.

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