Connecticut Light & Power Company
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Connecticut Light & Power was founded in 1917 and merged in 1966 with Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company to become Northeast Utilities, which is now known as Eversource. Because of its fire-resistant properties and ability to withstand high temperatures, asbestos was extensively used in power plants from the 50s till the 80s. Exposing plant workers to inhaling it for extended periods of time may raise the risk of developing serious lung diseases.