It’s the largest coal ash impoundment in the nation — a three-square mile lagoon in Beaver County called “Little Blue” — and it’s leaking toxic chemicals like arsenic and barium into the ground water and wells of residents living nearby.
The battle lines have been drawn over coal, and the carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants like the one in Homer City have become the focus.
More than a hundred concerned citizens packed the Hookstown fire hall in Beaver County to hear plans by First Energy to close a coal waste disposal site.
A man who used to work as a contractor at the Beaver County Nuclear Power Station has been charged with stealing more than 1,400 pounds of scrap copper from an outlying storage building at the plant, and having his mother sell it.
Some call it fly ash, the power industry calls it scrubber waste, captured in the combustion of coal in coal-fired power plants like Bruce Mansfield in Shippingport, Beaver County.
A blast of snow came down last night on Interstate 79 on Tuesday evening. It left about an inch in parts of Allegheny and Beaver counties, but this was not your ordinary snow. It was really man-made snow – a freak storm caused by the nuclear power plant in Shippingport.
Environmental contractors have quite a mess on their hands in Shippingport, Beaver County. An unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled from a pipeline on a hillside that burst around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
A new list from Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts the nuclear power plant in Beaver County in the top five of those most at risk of being damaged during an earthquake. But are we really at risk?
The nuclear situation in Japan has the attention of some people in Beaver County who live next to the Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station, our area’s only nuclear power plant.