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Nancy LaBaff, the first female senior operator at the Moses-Saunders dam. (Courtesy of Brit Hanson/North Country Public Radio)
Nancy LaBaff, the first female senior operator at the Moses-Saunders dam. (Courtesy of Brit Hanson/North Country Public Radio)
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Nancy LaBaff was the first female senior operator at the Moses-Saunders hydroelectric project on the St. Lawrence River. It’s one of the mightiest dams in the country. People as far away as New York City, Boston and Quebec rely on it for power.

LaBaff was a “first” in more ways than one. She retired from the New York Power Authority, who owns the dam, late last year. Before she did, she gave reporter David Sommerstein of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio a tour.

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David Sommerstein, North Country Public Radio reporter, assistant news director. He tweets @davidncpr.

This segment aired on July 19, 2016.

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