The town of Somerset received some welcome news last week: The dormant Somerset Station power plant has been sold to a company that plans to clean the site up for redevelopment. This development could be great news for Fall River and the entire region.
The coal-fired power plant has been closed for two years, after environmental activists played a key role in shutting it down. Montaup, as Somerset Station was commonly known, closed in January 2010 after the state mandated that it switch to a cleaner energy-producing methods or stop production.
Sustainability Almanac - February 9, 2012 - February 16, 2012 http://www1.umassd.edu/sustainability/almanac/2012_02_09.htm