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Victory for the Yadkin! ALCOA gives up on 401 water quality certification appeal

In a big victory for everyone who depends on the Yadkin River, and particularly in Stanly County, who has been fighting for clean water and the return of the Yadkin River to the citizens of North Carolina, Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) announced that it has filed a motion for an order dismissing its appeal concerning the revocation of the 401 water quality certificate for the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project.

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Disposal of Fracking Wastewater Polluting PA Rivers

Did the disposal of the fracking waste cause the Ohio quakes? Well, the jury is still out, but the polluted fracking water is filled with chemicals and it is extremely salty - 5 times saltier than seawater. Before they began pumping Pennsylvania’s fracking waste into Ohio wells much of it ended up in rivers and streams, and posed a risk to drinking water.

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Yadkin River Advocates Urge Perdue to Deny Alcoa Certificate

Gov. Bev Perdue decides whether to grant Alcoa Inc. a water-quality certificate in exchange for a new manufacturing plant that will create about 450 jobs in Stanly County. The permit is a key piece of documentation that is needed for Alcoa to renew its 50-year license to operate four hydroelectric dams on a 38-mile stretch of the river. The dams generate millions each year in electricity sales.

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