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Duke Energy to Remove Coal Ash From North Carolina Plant

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has agreed to remove millions of tons of coal ash containing toxic heavy metals from a power plant in North Carolina. The nation’s largest electricity company announced last month that it would dig up three huge pits of waterlogged ash at the Buck Steam Station near Salisbury. The ash […]

Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC systems. As the worldwide market for these applications continues to grow, so does the need to address the issue: How […]

Wait, Worry In Florida As Polluted Water Goes Down Sinkhole

By Tamara Lush and Jason Dearen MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors of an unplugged sinkhole sending contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste cascading into Florida’s main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the disaster. Many are still waiting anxiously for results from tests for […]

AFL-CIO Announces Expanded Commitment to Wolf Point Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation (ITC) has announced that the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) will expand on its commitment to Chicago’s $1 billion Wolf Point development. Representatives of the ITC and local labor leaders participated in the grand opening of the $160 million, 46-story Wolf Point West in the second quarter […]

US Wants To Build Idaho Facility For Warships’ Nuclear Waste

By Keith Ridler BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships through at least 2060. The new facility is needed to keep nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and […]