It’s not often
that members of the public are invited inside a large hydroelectric facility. But that’s what’s happening this fall at five big dams
on the Connecticut River. It’s all part of a process of environmental reviews
and meetings to help federal regulators decide whether to renew licenses for
than 1,800 volunteers have registered to head out on foot and by boat next
weekend to pick up trash and debris along the Connecticut River and its tributaries in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
An environmental group says a
recent study of thermal pollution in the Connecticut River shows that Vermont Yankee has, at times, heated up the water
to unacceptable levels. The Connecticut River
Watershed Council wants the nuclear plant to change its operations in order to
protect migrating fish.
Brooke Paige and John
MacGovern, Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, debate the issues and State Representative David Deen on what the future holds for a program to re-introduce Atlantic salmon to the
Connecticut River watershed.
Vermont Yankee has confirmed that radioactive tritium has reached the Connecticut River from its site in Vernon. The
material was first discovered leaking into groundwater two years ago, and the nuclear power plant says that the levels are well below those set
for drinking water.
Broadcasting from the banks of the Connecticut River at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, we look at the river’s history, health, geology, energy generation and recreational opportunities.
A group of river enthusiasts is trying to draw people closer to a river in an unusual way. As part of a collaboration with Northeast public radio stations, WFCR’s Jill Kaufman reports on a Connecticut River song-writing contest.