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Coal Ash

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

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Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal pollution from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Full story...
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SEC Filing: Duke says it expects to settle criminal probe

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Duke Energy says it expects to pay $100 million to settle an ongoing federal criminal investigation that began after a massive coal ash spill at a North Carolina plant. Full story...
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Duke Energy CEO speaks on Dan River spill year anniversary

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videoIt’s been one year since one of the largest coal ash spills in the nation’s history. It took almost a week to contain the spill at Duke Energy’s Eden North Carolina ash coal dump. Full story...
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UPDATE: All roads open after coal ash, diesel spill

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All roads are back open after two dump trucks collided, spilling coal ash and diesel fuel. Full story...
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Testing, excavation next with NC coal ash removal

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videoLegislators are learning about work to clean up more than 100 tons of coal ash held by Duke Energy before the utility starts removing the toxic material from pits and piles in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory talks about issues affecting Cape Fear region

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videoIt's been almost two years in office, and Gov. Pat McCrory said it's been a roller-coaster ride he's honored to be part of. Full story...
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Duke Energy: Coal ash study contains mistakes; Group withdraws study

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videoEnvironmentalists are calling on North Carolina health officials to warn people against eating fish caught near a Duke Energy coal ash dump outside Wilmington after a new study shows high levels of contamination. Full story...
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McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

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video Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors have sued Republican leaders at the North Carolina Legislature over the makeup of the state's new Coal Ash Management Commission. Full story...
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NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans

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videoNorth Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate." Full story...
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