Epidemiological study ‘not factual’ according to Faison Hicks

Hicks is leading the state’s effort to petition the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, to “recapture” the 38-mile stretch of the Yadkin River that includes the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project from Alcoa. Hicks e-mailed the letter to Hartsell last week and the senator’s office made the letter public on July 9. This story appeared in Yes Weekly on July 14, 2010.

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A documentary entitled “The Alcoa Story,” produced by UNC-TV’s Eszter Vajda, was shown to committee members at the beginning of the July 6 meeting regarding alleged PCB, or polychlorinated biphenyl contamination of Badin Lake and the Yadkin River by Alcoa’s Badin Works aluminum smelting operation, which operated for more than 90 years before closing in 2007.