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Wrentham officials weigh in with opposition to Walpole power plant proposal

Posted by Ralph Ranalli February 10, 2008 07:58 AM

WRENTHAM

Wretham's selectmen this week voted to support the opposition to a proposed $500 million power plant in Walpole.

Town Administrator Jack McF eeley said that the plant project, which is being proposed by Maryland and Braintree-based Competitive Power Ventures Inc., would spew "unacceptable" levels of particulates into the air, endangering residents' health.

Although Wrentham and Walpole do not share a border, the facility would sit about two miles away from the Wrentham town line, McFeeley said. Officials in Walpole and Foxboro have also expressed opposition to the project.

-- Calvin Hennick

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