Coal-Ash

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NC justices scrutinize makeup of coal ash, other committees
A lawsuit pitting Gov. Pat McCrory against the General Assembly could change the balance of power between North Carolina's legislative and executive branches. Tue, 06/30/2015 - 5:12am
Duke Energy Corporation CEO Lynn Good {Photo Courtesy: duke-energy.com}
Duke Energy CEO getting pay raise year after coal ash spill
Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good is getting a raise a year after the country's largest electric company confronted a coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. Mon, 06/29/2015 - 9:27pm
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Duke Energy plans to dig up, move coal ash from most pits
Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds. Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:45am
Coal ash from a Duke Energy plant spilled into the Dan River in February 2014.
NC high court: Immediate cleanup of coal ash not required
North Carolina's highest court says Duke Energy has years to clean up leaking coal ash dumps as outlined by a new state law and doesn't have to act immediately. Thu, 06/11/2015 - 2:55pm
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
DENR tells Duke Energy to stop Sutton coal ash pollution spread
Duke Energy could face another fine for spreading coal ash in the groundwater near its Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. The state fined Duke Energy $25 million for this problem in March. Tue, 06/09/2015 - 5:38pm
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NC issues permits for Duke to dump coal ash at clay mines
North Carolina regulators say they've issued permits that will allow Duke Energy to dump coal ash into open-pit clay mines in two counties. Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:44pm
Duke Energy begins removing coal ash from its Riverbend plant near Charlotte on May 21, 2015 (Source: Duke Energy)
Duke begins removing coal ash from dump near Charlotte
Duke Energy has begun what will be the years-long process of digging up coal ash from its unlined dumps and North Carolina and removing it to safer storage. Thu, 05/21/2015 - 5:58pm
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NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water
North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:36pm
A storm water pipe under an ash basin at the retired Dan River coal plant failed and released up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014.
Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case
One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:08pm
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Duke pleads guilty in court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million in penalties
Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:04am