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Public Outcry Against Proposed Mine Continues to Grow, Mining Company Withdraws Permit Application in Jesup, Georgia


After hundreds of local residents, conservation groups, and elected officials expressed concerns around a proposed mining operation that would cover over 4,000 acres in Wayne County and threaten nearby watersheds, DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit with the Environmental Protection Division (EPD).


AP1000 Nuclear Reactor Projects Behind Schedule Worldwide

Robert BakerWhile Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are 21 months behind schedule it appears that construction on all the AP1000 units in the U.S. and China are also behind schedule.  It was reported last month that the Sanmen project, the lead project in China, was originally set to start by the end of 2013 has been delayed to the end of 2015 due to safety concerns and problems with some components.  The December 2015 start-up date will extend the construction schedule to six years and nine months for China’s first unit to be completed.  Construction delays have also plagued the two AP1000 units under construction in South Carolina by SCANA Corp.  The Company announced that the original commercial operation date of April 2016 has been moved back to late 2018 or possibly the first half of 2019.


Georgia Communities Receive Infrastructure Loans Totaling $73 Million

Loan Commitments Include Energy and Water Conservation Projects

August 26, 2014. Nineteen Georgia communities were awarded financing totaling $72,680,313 for water, sewer, solid waste and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors today.


Southern Company and partners award longleaf stewardship grants

Reflecting an ongoing commitment to natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $3.38 million in grants to protect and restore the longleaf pine ecosystem, including seven projects within the Southern Company system service area. The announcement was made as part of a 5-year anniversary celebration for America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative held in Washington, D.C.


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