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Alcoa Knew About Contamination it Caused in Badin Lake in 1997

091112_alcoa.jpgThe Yadkin Riverkeeper® has announced that an internal document recently discovered indicates that Alcoa knew it had contamination in Badin Lake caused by its old smelting operation near the lake 12 years ago but hid that investigation from the public, indicating a pattern of deceit regarding its environmental record which continues to the present as it refuses to admit its smelter generated cancer-causing PCBs in Badin Lake as proven by an independent study. The Yadkin Riverkeeper intends to use this revelation in court when a full appeal occurs over whether the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) improperly awarded Alcoa a 401 Water Quality Certification in May for the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project, which includes Badin Lake as one of its reservoirs that generate hydropower for Alcoa. Alcoa needs the certification before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will consider its application for another 50-year license to continue to monopolize and exploit the Project without improving water quality. Image: More…

News selected by Covalence | Country: USA | Company – Ethical Quote link: Alcoa | Source: Yadkin Riverkeeper

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