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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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Yadkin's waters are gold mine worth more than Alcoa offers

Alcoa understands that North Carolina is sitting on a gold mine but thinks that we are not intelligent enough to realize it. The Yadkin River can deliver billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to our state - but we need to regain control of it from Alcoa. Its value lies not only in its capacity to generate clean hydro-electricity but also in its ability to leverage other renewable energy sources to meet the future needs of a growing population.

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