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VPM Daily Newscast: Jul 3, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: July 3, 2023

The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of July 3, 2023:   

Hanover considering path to increase solar installations
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The Hanover County Board of Supervisors recently reviewed a set of recommendations that would allow the integration of solar energy facilities throughout parts of the county.

The draft policy presented by Jo Ann Hunter, the county’s senior director of community development, guides the location and development standards for solar facilities while striving to maintain the county’s rural character and scenic resources.

Public comment and consideration by the county planning commission is set to follow.

City stormwater projects move ahead, though state funding stalled
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Richmond City Council heard an update on the city’s efforts to reduce the release of raw sewage into the James River at a recent Governmental Operations Committee meeting.

Richmond is required to meet state pollution standards by 2035. Currently, heavy rainfall regularly overloads the city’s dated sewer system, causing overflows. That’s a concern because much of the sewer is combined — transporting and storing storm runoff and human waste in the same pipes.

But the cost to actually address those issues is enormous.

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