Sierra Club, CLF bring Merrimack Station to federal court over thermal pollution

A federal court judge will soon decide whether a lawsuit should go forward that the Sierra Club and Conservation Law Foundation has filed over alleged violations of water-discharge permits for the Merrimack Station coal-burning power plant in Bow.

The two organizations say the owner of Merrimack Station, Granite Shore Power LLC, and previous owner Eversource have been violating the terms of their 1992 permit by discharging heated water into the Merrimack River.

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