• Copper thefts called a growing problem
    October 07,2012
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    Copper thefts called

    a growing problem

    MONTPELIER — Green Mountain Power says copper thefts from its Vermont electric substations are reaching the point where thieves are threatening the lives of utility workers and the nearby public.

    The utility said that over the past two months, as many as four Green Mountain Power sub-stations have been vandalized by copper thieves, compromising the safety and integrity of these facilities.

    GMP Safety Director Matt McCoy said the utility’s greatest fear is that a life will be lost, whether it is one of the vandals, a GMP employee or an unsuspecting child wandering into a substation left unsecured by thieves.

    At one substation, the thieves cut the lock to the gate, which created a public hazard by allowing access to a dangerous facility, GMP said.
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