For the Record - Central Virginia, October 2012

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Dominion Virginia Power, a Richmond-based energy provider, will spend $40 million to reinforce its North Anna nuclear power station against earthquakes. An Aug. 23, 2011 quake put the facility’s two reactors offline for three months for inspection and testing, but there was no structural damage. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

G4S Government Solutions, a Palm Gardens, Fla., government contracting firm which provides various services, including security, will lay off 68 workers from its operations at Fort Lee. The company said the cuts are a result of an expiring contract. G4S will also lay off 98 people at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.  (Richmond BizSense)

Hercules Inc., a specialty chemical company, will pay a $175,000 penalty and pay for $200,000 in pollution controls over alleged air-pollution violations at its Hopewell plant. Environmental regulators said the company had inadequate controls for limiting emissions of methanol and detecting leaks. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Kyanite Mining Corp. in Buckingham County, a closely held mining company, will go into receivership and be dissolved under a decision by Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush. She concluded the company oppressed minority shareholders and misapplied millions of dollars in corporate assets. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative dropped plans to build a $6 billion coal-fired power plant in Surry County. ODEC cited changing market conditions and regulations over mercury emissions for the decision. It may reconsider plans for construction of the 1,500-megawatt facility in a few years. (The Associated Press)

Rawls McNelis + Mitchell, a Richmond law firm which represents clients in complex medical issues, leased 6,000 square feet of space in the Rocketts Landing development as its new headquarters. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

SportsQuest LLC, a sports training and performance facility in Chesterfield County, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing $1,030 in assets and $7.3 million in liabilities. Its property was bought by Shaw Industries for $5 million in May at a foreclosure auction. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

StarTek, a provider of client communication services, will hire about 200 workers for its Lynchburg call center. The company secured a new client, leading it to hire more customer service representatives. (News & Advance)

VCU’s School of Pharmacy will administer a three-year, $4.1 million grant to fund a medication management program in 23 rural counties. VCU will partner with Carilion New River Valley Medical Center; Aetna Healthcare and CVS/Caremark in the Department of Health grant. (News release)

Nearly $12 million will be invested in facilities and infrastructure improvements at Wintergreen Resort during the next 16 months by the James C. Justice Cos., the resort’s new owner. The resort notified members and property owners that an immediate $6 million infusion will be made in cooperation with the Nelson Country Service Authority to build a 5 million gallon, raw-water storage tank and pumping station that will double the resort’s snowmaking capacity for the upcoming ski season. (

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