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City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination

February 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

From our friends at CoalAshChronicles.com City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination While the Danville, Va., water utility is reporting that the water in their city is fine, you might want to know that they’re making that statement based in part on water sample testing that was done by Duke Energy — the company is collecting the samples and processing them in their private lab at its McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville, N.C. Barry Dunkley, the division director of water and wastewater treatment for Danville Utilities, [...]

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans Voices from the Environment: On January 9, 2014, there was a chemical spill caused by a coal company called Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia. This accident allowed several thousand gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol to spill into the Elk River just upstream from American Water’s, supposedly clean water, intake system. American Water is the supplier of drinking water to over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Governor Tomblin issued a warning several hours [...]

City of Water Day 2013: The First Annual Cardboard Kayak Race

July 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

  On July 20, 2013, as part of the annual City of Water Day in NYC, several groups gathered on Governors Island to test their mettle at building and then navigating boats made of cardboard . A race comprised of 3 “heats” and a medal round was held culminating in a Grand Prize for the winner. A prize was also awarded for the Best Dressed [...]