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2014-04-22 16:24:29

RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, today spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Duke Energy is committed to working with policymakers and regulators to implement both short- and long-term...

2014-04-04 16:20:56

TROUTVILLE, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cement industry recognized Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) with top honors last week in the 2014 Cement Industry Energy and Environment Awards for Overall Environmental Excellence. The Portland Cement Association, the cement trade organization based in Washington, D.C., and Cement Americas, the leading trade publication in North and South America, sponsors the awards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140404/DC98718 The awards...

2014-04-02 20:20:21

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good today spoke to a Hood Hargett luncheon in Charlotte. Here are excerpts of her remarks about the near-term steps that Duke Energy is taking regarding its management of coal ash following the Dan River incident Feb. 2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We are committed to a fact-based and disciplined approach to addressing the long-term policies of ash basin management and closing our ash basins at...

2014-03-26 12:23:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today issued the following statement regarding the company's management and monitoring of its ash basins: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO For more than a century, Duke Energy has provided safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our customers. Coal-fired power plants produced a good portion of that electricity. Throughout the past few decades, we have dedicated significant resources to the...

2014-03-25 23:25:58

High Concrete Group’s Denver, Pa. headquarters facility is now operating one of the premier precast automatic batch plants in the country. An extensive upgrade last fall has automated key processes, introduced new cost efficiencies, and reduced errors, waste, and inventory variances associated with manual processes. Denver, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 High Concrete Group’s Denver, Pa. headquarters facility is now operating one of the premier precast automatic batch plants in the...

2014-02-04 16:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Work continues today at the Dan River Steam Station in Rockingham County, N.C., to manage the release of ash and ash basin water into the Dan River. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "We're working closely with local, state and federal authorities," said Keith Trent, executive vice president. "Company leaders, engineers, scientists, environmental specialists, industry experts and plant personnel assembled at...

2014-02-04 00:20:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) engineers have had some success stemming the flow from an ash pond at Dan River Steam Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) A temporary plug periodically mitigated the leakage into the Dan River throughout the day, and a team of experts continues to work on a solution to completely stop the release. Latest calculations by the company estimate 50,000 to 82,000 tons of ash has been...

Durable Roman Concrete Provides Green Inspiration
2013-06-05 08:43:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of geologists and engineers have found inspiration in ancient Rome for their quest to make a more durable and sustainable concrete. The massive concrete structures of the Romans have withstood the elements for more than 2,000 years, which the team examined with the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The team was led by Paulo Monteiro, a UC Berkeley professor of civil...

Research Priorities Proposed For Making Concrete 'Greener'
2013-04-04 13:50:11

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The challenge of making concrete greener–reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance–is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material–hard! But, according to a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the potential engineering performance, energy-efficiency and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling. Many factors...

2013-02-05 00:21:23

SYMBOL OTCBB: PIEX NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IBA Green, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pioneer Exploration Inc. (PIEX) is pleased to announce it has received a request for further testing of Incinerator bottom ash from previous processed samples (See press release dated September 21, 2012) Coal ash, the by-product of burning coal, contains toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, lead and mercury. Billions of tons of this toxic...