Badin Business Park submits NPDES permit renewal application

Badin Business Park has formally submitted an application to renew its NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit. The 144-page application was submitted to the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources on April 25, 2022.  The current permit, which authorizes discharges into Badin Lake and an unnamed tributary to Little Mountain Creek, expires on October…

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Badin Business Park, Yadkin Riverkeeper, state regulators and other stakeholders meet to discuss environmental issues and concerns

A group of more than three dozen stakeholders interested in environmental issues related to Badin Business Park gathered in Salisbury on March 23 for a workshop designed to help build understanding and trust. The half-day workshop was organized by Robyn Gross (Badin Business Park) and Edgar Miller (Yadkin Riverkeeper) and facilitated by Dr. John B. Stephens (UNC-Chapel…

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Badin Business Park welcomes Custom Alloy

Badin Business Park announced today that Custom Alloy Corporation, a leading manufacturer of pipe fittings and forgings, has signed a long-term lease to produce critical components for U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers at Badin Business Park, located on the site of the former Alcoa aluminum smelter in Stanly County. The new facility will create…

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Stanly Community College receives Alcoa Foundation grant

Students at Stanly Community College will soon be better equipped to explore, plan for, and pursue career opportunities, thanks to a grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The grant, awarded in November 2021, will help fund the development of new interactive digital tools focused on career exploration and planning. “There is a need for colleges, local education…

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2,000 tons of impacted soils removed from Badin Business Park site

As Badin Business Park continues to make improvements to the storm water system, we identified areas where potential contaminants may be concentrated. Most recently, a geophysics investigation identified such a location on the site of the former bath mill. The NC Department of Environmental Quality was notified of the discovery and of plans to remove the soils. A…

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Permanent protection for Alcoa lands at Tuckertown

As part of the Alcoa Relicensing Settlement Agreement, more than 2,400 acres of Alcoa property along the Yadkin River is being permanently protected. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission worked with the Three Rivers Land Trust, The Conservation Fund and other conservation partners to purchase the property, which includes 31 miles of shoreline along the eastern…

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Badin breaks ground on new waterfront park

Badin Business Park donated 14 acres of land to the Town of Badin for a public park in June 2021. Town officials say the property, located directly adjacent to the Badin Lake recreation area on N.C. Highway 740, will be transformed into a waterfront park that will include features such as boat docks, wooded trails with lake views,…

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Land donations expand Morrow Mountain State Park

Badin Business Park donated more than 1,000 acres to expand Morrow Mountain State Park in May 2020. The donation was one of many commitments made during the federal relicensing of Yadkin Hydroelectric Project. Read the article in the Salisbury Post. The land, situated along the Yadkin River on the north-northwest side of the park, will allow…

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