In Russellville, Arkansas, Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One station suffered an accident that lead to the death of one worker and eight others injured. The incident occurred Sunday Morning. Happening at Unit 1 which is a 836-MW reactor, the refueling maintenance of the reactor was happening when the accident occurred. The plant said that no nuclear materials were released into the environment. The Second Unit located at the same site was tripped and went into a safety mode which temporarily took the second unit offline.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Arkansas’ program for permitting new and modified facilities that emit significant amounts of greenhouse gas pollution (GHG) into the air. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) worked closely with EPA to develop a state program to replace the existing federal program and submitted it for EPA review in November.
Retailer working with SolarCity to install more than 4.7 megawatts of generation capacity, making it the state's largest solar power user
Walmart today announced that it has worked with SolarCity to install solar panels on 12 Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs throughout Ohio. The solar panel installations will add approximately 6,000,000 kWh of generation production – enough energy to power more than 820 homes – and are expected to supply approximately 5-20 percent of each store's overall electricity use.
"Solar power makes sense for Walmart, and it makes sense for Ohio," said David Ozment , Walmart Senior Director of Energy. "We are committed to increasing the use of renewable energy resources, including solar panels, at our stores in Ohio and throughout the country."
Kahului, Kailua-Kona and Kapolei Walmart stores now receive solar power
Walmart and SunEdison today announced the completion of new solar power installations in the islands at three Walmart stores in Kahului, Kailua-Kona and Kapolei, doubling the total number of stores in Hawaii powered by renewable solar energy. The installations contribute to the company's broader aspirational goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. Similar installations are already in operation atop the Honolulu Sam's Club and Mililani Walmart on Oahu, and the Lihue Walmart on Kauai.
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has announced that the company will now operate under the name Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC). The new web address for the company is www.camfilapc.com.
Camfil APC is the dust collection part of Camfil, the world's largest air filter manufacturer. "In 2000, Camfil purchased Farr Company in the U.S. and changed the name of the merged company worldwide to Camfil Farr," states Lee Morgan , president of Camfil APC. "This year, Camfil is celebrating 50 years in the clean air solutions business, and the Camfil name is now well known in the U.S. and throughout the world. The company has therefore decided to change the official name back to Camfil, while the global dust collection business now becomes Camfil APC." Customers will continue to see the Farr name and logo on the popular Farr Gold Series® dust collector.