"New Brunswick Power to Close Coal-Fired Plant and Strip Mine"

"FREDERICTON, New Brunswick -- New Brunswick Power announced today that the company will close its coal-fired Grand Lake generating station when its operating license expires in June 2010. During the early years of the Great Depression, New Brunswick Power built the Grand Lake facility, the Atlantic province's first thermal generating station.

As the remaining unit of the power plant is at the end of its operating life, the necessary environmental upgrades would not be economically feasible, the company has decided. Grand Lake units 1-3 were retired in 1993."

Environment News Service had the story September 29, 2009.

Source: ENS, 09/30/2009