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March 18, 2018

Power companies pull workers from Puerto Rico

Power companies contracted by the U.S. government to restore power in Puerto Rico are pulling workers from the island, as many of the territory’s residents still lack power five months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

The New York Times reported Monday that Fluor Corporation and PowerSecure, who had won contracts with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to restore power to the island, were decreasing the number of workers stationed there.

The corps said it was starting a “responsible drawdown” of workers there after power was restored for 1.1 million people, or about 86 percent of customers in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading>>>