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Regional Commission to Ask EPA About PCBs in Yadkin River Basin

The Uwharrie Regional Resources Commission approved a motion to request the Environmental Protection Agency and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources conduct an ecological risk assessment of the Yadkin River basin to determine whether PCBs in the water are a human health risk.

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Yadkin Riverkeeper Files Intent to Sue Alcoa

Yadkin Riverkeeper today announced that the group has issued a letter of intent to bring a lawsuit under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) to sue the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) for the company’s unlawful discharge of lethal contaminants at the Badin Works facility in Badin, NC.

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Residents Ask for Slowdown on NC Gas Study

North Carolina's study on the potential for a shale gas industry should slow down and focus less on how the practice would be managed and regulated and more on whether it should be allowed at all, speakers said at a public hearing Monday night.

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State Control of Yadkin Could Bring Jobs

Inexpensive energy — like hydro-electricity — is the key to the economic future. Energy equals jobs. That is why the state reclaiming its water rights to the Yadkin River from Alcoa Corp. equals jobs.

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