"Report Outlines W.Va.’s Chemical Leak Missteps"

"In its most frank assessment since last year’s leak at Freedom Industries, the Tomblin administration said Friday that West Virginia had inadequate environmental regulations to prevent such an incident and lacked sufficient training and planning to respond once toxic chemicals had contaminated the Kanawha Valley’s regional water supply."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 01/12/2015

"Garbage Incinerators Make Comeback, Kindling Both Garbage and Debate"

"WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Rising from a denuded landscape not far from this area’s famed beaches, the nation’s first new commercial garbage incinerator in 20 years is about to be fired up, ready to blast up to 3,000 tons of trash a day into electricity for thousands of houses."

Source: NY Times, 01/12/2015

TVA Keeps Kentucky Coal Plant After Shutting Down 32 Other Coal Units

"Over the past four years, the Tennessee Valley Authority has decided to shutter more than half of the 59 coal-fired power generators it once operated within its 7-state service territory to cut air pollution and comply with stricter environmental regulations."

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, 12/31/2014


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