NRG sponsoring CRWC ‘Great River Cleanup’ Oct. 2

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Pollution

Employees from NRG participate in a river clean-up in 2009 (contributed)NRG has announced that it is “‘leading the way as sponsor of the ‘Great River Cleanup'”

The company announced that the Connecticut River Watershed Council needs a few thousand volunteers for the Oct. 2, 2010, Source to Sea Cleanup.  This year, NRG Energy again leads the way as title sponsor, with many of its Connecticut employees also donating their time and energy for a cleanup on Friday, Oct. 1.

“If last year’s event was any indication, this year may be even better,” according to a news release. Despite showery skies last year, 2,132 volunteers fanned out across the 410 mile river basin for last year’s Cleanup.  They ranged from scout troops and river neighbors, to corporations, schools, and boating clubs.

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New and returning volunteers and potential sponsors are asked to register with CRWC by Friday, Sept. 17.  For more information on the Cleanup in your area, visit  or contact Jacqueline Talbot by e-mail at:, or by phone at: (860) 704-0057.

Recently the NRG plant in Uncasville was the only Connecticut site among 39 listed in a recent report from the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club about the dangers of coal ash wastes to groundwater and surface water supplies.

The CRWC was founded in 1952 and has restored access to spawning areas for migratory fish, protected over 8,000 acres, and mobilized volunteers to conduct water quality testing and remove over 100 tons of trash from local waterways through the annual Source to Sea Cleanup. Learn more at

NRG Energy owns and operates one of the country’s largest power generation portfolios. Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the company’s power plants—including plants in Cos Cob, Middletown, Milford, Norwalk and Uncasville, Conn.—provide more than 24,000 megawatts of generation capacity, enough to supply more than 20 million homes.

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