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Northern Pass buys 118 acres in Franklin, NH

December 12, 2011
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FRANKLIN, N.H.—A 118-acre former campground in Franklin, N.H., has been bought for nearly $2.4 million by the Northern Pass project for a converter station if its proposed hydropower line from Canada through the state is approved.

The station would convert direct current from Canada into alternating current. The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/tZxHRp) it would take up between 30 to 40 acres of the former Thousand Acres Family Campground.

The Northern Pass project still needs federal and state approval. Organizers of the project have been buying property along the 180-mile route since May. The power line would run from northern New Hampshire to Deerfield.

The project is opposed by many in the North Country, but has been well received in Franklin for its tax benefits.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com

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