Brayton Point towers' days are numbered

497-foot coolers scheduled to be demolished and removed

By Ted Hayes
Posted 9/27/18

The view from Touisset and Mt. Hope Bay is about to get a lot nicer.

A Saugus, Mass. demolition firm is preparing to remove the gigantic water cooling towers that cost $620 million to erect and …

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