POLLUTION

State utility regulators have approved the transfer of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant to NorthStar, a demolition company that has has committed to decommissioning the plant decades earlier than previously planned.

The latest national climate assessment says forests play a key role in keeping our air clean.

A fish advisory near a fishing spot on the Housatonic River.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting the public to weigh in on the cleanup of the Housatonic River at a meeting Monday in Lenox, Massachusetts.

A new report suggests New Hampshire's Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant will be essential to curbing the effects of climate change in the coming years.

Seabrook and Millstone Station in Connecticut will be the only two nuclear plants left in New England after next year.

They're also some of the most profitable nuclear plants in the country, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Warning signs like this are posted in towns and cities along the Connecticut River where combined sewer overflows may discharge.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

A ruptured sewage pipe in Holyoke, Massachusetts, spilled unknown amounts of raw sewage into the Connecticut River this week. The break happened underground Monday, on a steep embankment north of the Holyoke Dam.

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