HRSD to take over jail plant
Starting July 1, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) will take ownership and operate the wastewater treatment plant at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda, said Dr. Jim Pyne, chief of the small communities division of HRSD.
posted 05.12.2010Input sought at meeting on proposed state park
Acquired in the spring of 2006, Middle Peninsula State Park encompasses 431 acres in Gloucester County. The property has 2,260 linear feet of shoreline on the York River at a point where the river is approximately 2 miles wide.
posted 05.12.2010Menhaden assessment: To fish, or not to fish
The small, inedible menhaden fish that is one of the economic backbones for Reedville's prosperity is not overfished, according to an industry report released last week. But the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) claims the same report can be viewed as evidence that the fish population is in danger.
posted 05.12.2010EPA reaches agreement in Bay pollution lawsuit
According to the agreement, by December 31, 2010 EPA will establish the Chesapeake Bay TMDL (total maximum daily load), a tool of the federal Clean Water Act, which sets a strict “pollution diet” to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.