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The Economics of Coal: A Williston Northampton Field Trip

009 Mt Tom Power 020812The 21 students of the AP environmental science class trooped into the room at the Mt. Tom Power Plant.  The trip had been billed as a tour of the facilities, but the students weren’t exactly sure what to expect.

Would they get to see the control room? Other parts of the plant? Or just inside of this small room with its rows of chairs and plant diagram?

Station Services Manager Richard Merchant walked into the room and looked around at the seated students. He turned to a fellow engineer.

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