Tag Archive | air quality

ATSDR Meeting Regarding RAAP

ATSDR Meeting Regarding RAAP

Thursday, May 1 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Belview Elementary Don’t miss this important opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns about the RAAP and it’s effects on our community! Representatives from the ATSDR will be there to moderate/ answer the public’s concerns.

Minutes for February 2014

Minutes for February 2014

New River Valley Sierra Club meeting minutes Feb. 19, 2014, 7 pm at Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg Those present: Bruce Grimes, Mary Ratliff, Josh Kloehn, Rosemarie Sawdon, Maria Bowling, Jessica Bennett, Marshall Grossell, Dave Didio Rosemarie announced that she will be moving to NC in May and will no longer we able to chair this group. […]

Health Survey Follow-up Letter

Dear New River Valley Neighbor, Last winter you received a health survey from our New River Valley Sierra Group. We appreciate the time you took to answer our questions and tell us about your environmental health concerns. The results of the survey were tallied and passed on to the Virginia Department of Health and the […]

Air Quality Concerns

Air Quality Concerns

The NRV Sierra Club Group is concerned about the air quality in our area, and most especially in the areas surrounding the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. If you live in an area of concern or detect air that has an odor, such a chemical smell, contact Molly O’Dell (Montgomery County Health Department Director) by email […]

Meeting Minutes for January 2014

Meeting Minutes for January 2014

  New River Valley Sierra Club meeting minutes Jan. 15, 2014, 7 pm at Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg Those present: Jessica Bennett, David Jenkins, Rosemarie Sawdon, Maria Bowling, Mary Ratliff, Bruce Grimes, Gail Zatcoff Rosemarie asked attendees to brainstorm ideas about affiliating with another similar group and what activities we could include to boost attendance. Suggestions: […]

Update On RAAP Permit Modification Meeting

Update On RAAP Permit Modification Meeting

The RAAP has decided NOT to pursue the now-Class 3 permit modification request to  double the amount of chromium burned in the Open Burning Grounds. They will postpone this modification until its current operating permit comes up for renewal in 2015. This is a significant development; however, the public meeting will still be held on […]

New River Sierra Group Investigates the Radford Army Ammunition Plant

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP), located in Radford, Virginia, is the only active full-spectrum military propellant manufacturing center in the U.S. It produces rocket and gun propellants and other energetic materials. Built in the 1940s to support military ammunition requirements during World War II, it continues today as a chief supplier for army ammunitions. […]

RAAP Regulatory Program Fact Sheet

This is the Radford Army Ammunition Plant Regulatory Program Fact Sheet from June 2011, provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: RAAP Fact Sheet June2011

RAAP Permit Renewal

Radford Army Ammunition Plant is seeking to renew their permit to operate the incinerator.  We will post more information as it is available. Here is a diagram made available by the Virginia DEQ: RAAP Diagram In an effort to support us in our investigation of the the Radford Ammunition Plant’s environmental impact, the Virginia Sierra […]

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant (From The Roanoke Times)

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant (From The Roanoke Times)

DEQ regulators again cite Giles County Celanese plant The plant failed to collect data at least 22 days in September, leading to a $13,000 fine. By Laurence Hammack 540-981-3239 For the third time in four years, environmental regulators have cited Celanese Acetate for failing to properly monitor emissions from its sprawling Giles County plant. The company […]

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