Brayton Point cooling towers’ demolition draws watch-parties, celebrations

“This is a landmark, this is a symbol of pollution that has been destructive in this community for over 50 years,” said Amy Moses, Rhode Island director and vice president of the Conservation Law Foundation, which filed suit along with other environmental groups against Brayton Point Power Station in 2013.

The lawsuit contended that the power plant, which opened in the mid-1960s and became New England’s largest coal-power facility, was violating the Clean Air Act by emitting illegal levels of harmful pollutants.

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