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Transmission Line Worries 

More than a billion dollars is what Central Maine Power Company plans to spend to boost Maine’s power grid. The largest part of the plan is called the ‘Maine power reliability program’. It includes the construction of a massive new transmission line stretching from Orrington to Newington, NH. Some folks are worried that the project will create big health risks. According to Greg Henderson, &quot:In the last studies there’s a 70% increase in cancer in children that live within 300ft of power lines.&quot:Connie and Gregory Henderson fear the big boost in power to the transmission line running behind their house could cause cancer. Thirty miles south in Winslow, the Godbouts have the same concerns. Both families live within 300′ of the lines now. They say they’ve tried to question CMP about the project, but have received no answers.