Alcoa has completed much of the Badin Lake sediment capping project.  Badin Lake levels were lowered to about 15' below full pond to allow remediation work.  During that time, the Old Whitney Dam was visible, probably for the last time during many of our lifetimes.  Lake levels have now been returned to 5' below full pond, where they will remain until the completion of the capping project the end of January.  More information on Alcoa's website:  http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_badin/en/home.asp

The Badin Centennial (1913-2013) has its own website:  http://badin100.com/

WRAL did an interview with John Skvarla, the new DENR Secretary, which you may find interesting:  http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/11942398/#/vid11942398

Speaking of DENR, the results of PCB testing in fish tissue above and below Badin Lake (There is more to the Yadkin River, Roger Dean, than is dreamt of in your philosophy.) shouldn't be tooooo much longer.

There's nothing to do but wait for the next step from DENR regarding Alcoa's Water Quality Certificate application.

Gov. Perdue and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco have quietly slipped from office, although I expect Crisco to show up somewhere else as Roger Dick's ventriloquist dummy.  (You can see Roger's lips move when Crisco talks.)

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Tags: alcoa, badin, badin centennial, environment, relicensing

Comment by Firebird on January 9, 2013 at 8:49pm

Glad to see that Perdue is gone and out of sight.  Crisco could be another story. The Stanly County Commissioners continue with spending our tax dollars or whatever funds they're using. It's now over $5,000,000.00 and counting with absolutely nothing to show. Glad see some activity on this website. We need to stay informed.

Comment by Whigkid on January 24, 2013 at 12:37am

Update on Alcoa's 401 Water Quality Certificate Application.  I don't read legal ads every day, so I had missed this.  DENR/DWQ gave public notice of a public comment period on Alcoa's application on November 28, 2012, with public comments being accepted until January 18, 2013.  They've also twice asked Alcoa for additional information, mainly technicalities and extra copies.  Dean Naujoks thought that should be reason to extend the public comment period, but apparently DENR disagreed.  Deano raised a ruckus about it.  He's only got two gears:  gloating or infuriated.  I don't know, it could be that DENR doesn't want to leave the opportunity to hear his obnoxious hostile comments open any longer than necessary.

Last time DENR held a public hearing after they'd decided what their position on the WQC would be.  I don't know if they'll do that again.  If not, public comments are closed.

You can access the application online at:  http://its.enr.state.nc.us/laserfiche8/Login.aspx?db=NCDWQ (Username: public; Password: password)

 

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