NUCLEAR: The future of over a million gallons of radioactive wastewater from New York’s Indian Point nuclear facility is unclear now that state lawmakers have banned the decommissioning company from dumping it in the Hudson River. (City Limits)

• More New England workers seem to be suffering from heat stress on the job amid insufficient workplace protections and a rising number of days above 90°F. (NHPR)
• Experts say most New England states aren’t tracking when deaths are caused by heat-related stressors, making the success of heat resiliency and equity measures hard to evaluate. (WBUR)
• In New York City, tennis players competing in the prestigious US Open are being pushed to the limit in extreme heat, leading some to express health and safety concerns. (Associated Press)

• A Massachusetts pond revered by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe suffers from repeated cyanobacteria algae blooms, which are thriving under climate change conditions. (WBUR)
• Toxic algae blooms are contributing to a difficult summer for New England swimmers and those looking to escape the heat. (news release)

REGULATION: New Jersey’s top energy official, Joseph Fiordaliso, 78, has died, according to the governor’s office; no cause of death has been released. (Associated Press, NJ Advance Media)

• Environmentalists and residents living near a North Tonawanda, New York, cryptomining facility running on fossil fuels say regulators should decline to renew the facility’s air permit. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
• Boston Metal, a startup seeking to decarbonize the steel industry that originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, closes a new investment round, bringing in $262 million. (Canary Media)

• The city council of Salem, Massachusetts, shows support for an over $53 million tax break to an offshore wind services provider to encourage the company to develop a terminal there. (Eagle Tribune)
• The first offshore wind turbine components have left New Bedford Harbor, headed 65 miles south toward the Vineyard Wind site. (CAI)

• New York’s appliance recycling program is on pause after the contractor operating the program suddenly went out of business and failed to pay customers who gave up their products. (Democrat & Chronicle)
• A new study suggests Worcester, Massachusetts, should undertake widespread electrification and weatherization measures at thousands of historic triple-decker apartment buildings to help low-income residents tackle the source of 26% of the city’s emissions and save money. (Mass Live)
• A Maine newspaper explains what state residents should know about buying a heat pump for their home. (Bangor Daily News)

BIOCHAR: New startups focused on biochar — a multi-use product that also sequesters carbon — are popping up in Maine, trying to take advantage of the state’s abundant forest industry byproducts. (Mainebiz)

UTILITIES: Maine’s governor signals sustained skepticism of a pending ballot measure to take over the assets of the state’s investor-owned utilities to form a public power authority. (Maine Public)

WORKFORCE: Some Maine lobster catchers are switching to seaweed as worsening climate change conditions make their traditional livelihoods more difficult to sustain. (CNBC)

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Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.