Thursday, July 27, 2017

In the News: Exelon expansions gets approvals; TSA changes screening for tablet devices

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The state issued two preliminary decisions Wednesday regarding the proposed Exelon expansion: one approving the project’s water supply plan, and another granting a “certificate of environmental impact and public interest.” 
The Energy Facilities Siting Board decisions are tentative, according to state officials; the board will hear comments until Aug. 2, and then hold a hearing on Aug. 4 to make its determination. That hearing will be held at the Department of Public Utilities building in Boston. 
The board approved the 200-megawatt expansion of Exelon’s Summer Street plant last year. One of the decisions concerns the air plan required for a certificate of environmental impact and public interest for that expansion. 
Exelon had requested the certificate from the board, as it’s needed to move forward with the expansion. The Conservation Law Foundation, however, urged the board not to grant approval, claiming a greenhouse gas cap in the plan was unlikely to reduce gases emitted by the facility."
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"Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone. 
Security officers will ask travelers in regular lanes to take all larger devices out of their bag and put them in a bin by themselves, similar to the screening of most travelers’ laptops. 
Officials say it gives X-ray screeners a clearer picture of the devices. 
The change won’t apply to Precheck lanes."

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