At the request of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), EPA Region 4 is conducting an evaluation of environmental conditions at the Old Davis Hospital property in Statesville, N.C. EPA will begin air monitoring today for asbestos around the perimeter of the site in coordination with the City of Statesville and Iredell County. EPA will also provide technical assistance to assess asbestos-bearing waste and possible associated risks.
The Southern Environmental Law Center and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation have now obtained what they have fought for four years to achieve – the guaranteed removal of Duke Energy’s coal ash from leaking, unlined pits on the banks of Mountain Island Lake, the drinking water reservoir for the greater Charlotte area. The North Carolina Superior Court recently issued an order requiring removal of all the coal ash from Duke Energy’s Riverbend facility to safe, dry, lined storage so that excavation of coal ash is required at Riverbend regardless of political maneuvering in Raleigh. As a result, the Southern Environmental Law Center today voluntarily dismissed a pending federal lawsuit that sought to obtain the same result at Duke Energy’s Riverbend site, because that additional litigation is no longer needed.
Court rejects $10 million bond set by utilities commission that would have blocked critics’ chance to appeal Duke’s global warming machine
The NC Court of Appeals dealt a rare blow to the state utilities commission and Duke Energy by reversing an order that would have blocked a court appeal of a controversial power plant in Asheville.
GameChange Solar announced that it has received an order for several Max-Span™ pile driven systems totaling 42 MW in North Carolina. This brings the total contracts awarded to GameChange to over 300 MW year to date. GameChange projects over 1 GW for 2016 with Genius Tracker™ single axis trackers as a meaningful addition to the growth in the fixed tilt business.
Northern Potato Belt State Registrations Expected to Follow for 2016 Season Use
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has granted federal registration of Velum® Prime for use on potatoes. According to Bayer, state registrations are expected to follow shortly across the Northern U.S. potato belt including Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., Neb., N.M, N.D., Ore., Pa., Wash. and Wis.
The thirteenth largest propane marketer in the U.S., Superior Plus Energy Services, headquartered in Rochester, NY, recently become a member of Alliance AutoGas (AAG). Alliance AutoGas www.allianceautogas.com is an international network comprised of more than 120 independent propane marketers and authorized conversion centers throughout North America, providing a comprehensive propane autogas solution to medium and heavy-duty fleets.