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Historic nuke plant in Virginia to be fully dismantled

Jan. 19, 2020 12:38 PM EST

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — Plans are underway to completely dismantle the first nuclear power facility that provided electricity to the U.S. power grid. In December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed fully removing the SM-1 Reactor Facility at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, WTOP reported ...

Illinois approves coal company's mine water pumping proposal

Jan. 19, 2020 9:24 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved the first of three permits for a coal company's plan to discharge waste water from a mine into the Big Muddy River. If approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Williamson Energy LLC's Pond Creek Mine pipeline...

Amazon to launch new Georgia warehouse, create 500 Jobs

Jan. 18, 2020 6:46 PM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Amazon is opening another massive warehouse in metro Atlanta that will create 500 new jobs. The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site in Newnan. The facility’s employees will pack and ship customer...

Twin Cities plant set to restart following pollution probe

Jan. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities manufacturing plant that was shut down for months over pollution problems will be allowed to resume operations in phases, state officials said Friday. The state had ordered Water Gremlin, a company that uses lead to make car battery terminals and fishing weights, to...

Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

Jan. 17, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PRINCETON, Indiana (AP) — Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico, but the company says no U.S. jobs will be lost. To make up for the lost work, the San Antonio plant will build the Sequoia large SUV, and its 3,200 jobs will be preserved....

Mine waste, air pollution on Idaho agency's expense concerns

Jan. 17, 2020 3:36 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the agency needs money to clean up or contain past mining waste. John Tippets told the Legislature's powerful budget-setting committee that among the problems is another collapse at the abandoned Triumph Mine...

Volkswagen creating first innovation hub in North America

Jan. 17, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America, officials said Friday in a statement. Initial work at the hub in Knoxville will include research opportunities for UT...

Toyota finishes $1.3 billion update of Indiana factory

Jan. 17, 2020 12:56 PM EST

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Toyota has completed a $1.3 billion project modernizing an Indiana factory to boost vehicle production and adding 550 jobs, the company announced Friday. The project at the Princeton assembly plant in southwestern Indiana included retooling, new equipment installation and adding...

Regulators OK natural gas power plant in northern Wisconsin

Jan. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have approved plans for a $700 million power plant on the shores of Lake Superior despite conservationists' concerns that the facility will harm the environment. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talks to the media after a state Supreme Court ruling that reinstated a severely limited version of his plan to cap carbon pollution in the state, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. He said the ruling just strengthens his commitment to get climate change-related bills through the Legislature this year. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

Jan. 16, 2020 8:44 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a severely limited version of Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to cap carbon pollution in the state, a decision the Democrat described as a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act on climate change. In a 5-4 ruling, the court said the...