The success of the wood-burning plant in Newington has been the model for the new biomass plant underconstruction in Berlin. But surpise surprise, it's one of the biggest polluters in New England.
The local coal and wood-powered plant, along with PSNH's Merrimack Station in Bow, is included in a report released by Toxic Action Network naming the power company as one of top 12 toxic polluters in New England.
The public health and environmental nonprofit selected PSNH as one of the recipients of the "Dirty Dozen Awards," making it one of the companies it says has failed to take appropriate action to address their pollution problems.
The Dirty Dozen Award winners were selected from a group of nominees by a 13-member panel of environmental and public health professionals.The report — "25 Years of the Dirty Dozen: Past and Current Pollution Threats in New England" — states that Schiller Station is one of the top toxic polluters in New Hampshire