Duke Energy says a proposed plan will keep more than five million tons of coal ash at the Sutton Plant; about two million tons are still planning to be moved out of the area.
North Carolina officials are advising dozens of residents near Duke Energy coal ash dumps not to drink or cook with water from their wells after tests showed contamination with toxic heavy metals.
A campaign watchdog group says Duke Energy increased its contributions to the Republican Governors Association as the utility became mired in coal ash problems.
Duke Energy Corp. says a $25 million fine by North Carolina environmental regulators over coal ash pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years is excessive and unnecessary.
Duke Energy says it will appeal a record $25.1 million fine recently imposed by state regulators for pollution in New Hanover County.
State regulators have fined Duke Energy a record $25.1 million for groundwater contamination from coal ash at the Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal pollution from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.
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.
It’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.
New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October.
All or portions of more than 20 pieces of legislation approved by the General Assembly take effect beginning Wednesday.