(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”.
A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.
A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.
The problem was found through customer complaints.
The company chosen to build a solar farm at the capped landfill in Amherst says it's still interested in the project.