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Radisson, Canada


Position:
53°47'N 77°32'W


Datemark:

1990

Mission:
Visit the farthest place from which electricity used in New England originates

Under Auspices of:
The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

Results:
Magazine article

SYPNOPSIS
A thousand miles north of Boston, more than halfway to the Arctic Circle, lies the farthest outpost of New England’s electric grid. When you flip a switch on Beacon Hill or in Roxbury, you may well be drawing energy that huge turbines churn out of the vast La Grand River System in northern Quebec. To understand the true cost of New England’s appetite for electricity, I traveled to northern Quebec where a network of wild rivers has been harnessed for power and a once-pristine environment has been changed forever.

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