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Appalachian Power says the rain-swollen Roanoke River has damaged a boat barrier upstream from the company's Niagara hydroelectric dam in Roanoke County. Spokesman Todd Burns told the Roanoke Times the company hopes to have the barrier repaired as...
According to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
Assignment ManagerAccording to Appalachian Power and the National Weather Service, the threat of a dam failure at the Byllesby/Buck hydroelectric dam on the New River has been downgraded. Officials in Wythe County warned residents of a potential dam failure earlier...
Because of the dry conditions, Appalachian Power has asked for and received approval to reduce its outflow from the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project. Appalachian Power asked for permission from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on...
Appalachian Power will be operating the Claytor Hydroelectric Project on the New River in Pulaski County for the next 30 years. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a 30-year license so Appalachian Power can continue operating the...
News 7 Web StaffThe Smith Mountain Project Visitors Center is open again. A dedication ceremony was held today for the re-opening. The visitors center was closed for a few months for renovations. It’s being renamed for Joseph Vipperman. Vipperman was the...
The water in Claytor Lake is getting lower, temporarily. Appalachian Power is lowering the water level at the Claytor Lake hydroelectric facility, to allow for shoreline maintenance. The drawdown started Wednesday and the water will go down by a foot...
An emergency at the Claytor Dam hydroelectric plant is unlikely, but if it were to happen, it could cause problems in Radford, Pulaski, and Montgomery Counties. Residents who live in some of these areas can expect a knock on their door this week....
The Courant editorial on hydropower missed the reason Rivers Alliance opposes the energy bill as written [May 22, "Pass The Clean-Energy Bill"]. We do not oppose importing Canadian hydropower without limit. We oppose allowing it to masquerade as a Class I...
Reuters* GDP growth seen slowing to 6.5 pct in 2012/13 from 8.5 pct * Inflation seen steady in single digits * Huge public spending crowding out the private sector * Reforms needed to lure more foreign investment By Richard Lough ADDIS ABABA, May 23...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the last year and a half, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government's need to step up efforts to protect women'...
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A good bill to get more clean energy into Connecticut has been held up in the House. That's too bad. The House should pass the bill, which has already passed the Senate. It would likely lower Connecticut's sky-high electric rates while decreasing the...
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