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Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

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North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February. The Department of Health and Human Services recommendation Tuesday comes a week after federal environmental officials said Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River. Full story...
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Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

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Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. Full story...
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Duke Energy seeks right plan for coal ash clean-up

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videoSince the spill in the Dan River coal ash has been a hot topic. This has folks asking a few questions about the coal ash in our own backyard. Duke Energy Progress is trying to answer some questions. Full story...
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Duke Energy to host community info session

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videoDuke Energy is hosting an event next week to speak with the community about coal ash and other issues. Full story...
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Power, traffic lights back on after Wilmington outage

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videoPower is back on after large scale power outages were reported this morning across much of northern Wilmington. Full story...
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NC, Va. sign deal with Duke for Dan River cleanup

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Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia have signed an agreement with Duke Energy for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. Full story...
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Duke Energy funds CFCC's welding program

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videoA check funding the expansion of CFCC's welding program to the Pender County campus was presented to the college from Duke Energy. Full story...
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Questions raised at coal ash forum

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videoA forum brought together environmentalists and activists to discuss what can be done about coal ash here. With interest at its peak right now the standing room only crowd came to learn. Full story...
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Full story...
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State regulators pushing for Sutton coal ash clean-up

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video State environmental regulators want to modify permits to require Duke Energy to clean up coal ash at three facilities, including the Sutton plant near Wilmington. Full story...
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NC power outages at about 78,000 after storm

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About 78,000 customers remain without power as North Carolina continues to recover from a winter storm that dumped snow, sleet and up to a half-inch of ice in some areas. Full story...
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Judge: Duke must clean up contaminated groundwater

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videoA North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds Duke-Progress deal

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videoA North Carolina appeals court has upheld the regulatory decisions that made Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company. Full story...
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Duke Energy notified of violations at more plants, including New Hanover Co. facility

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videoThe investigation of a coal ash spill across the state has led state regulators to the Cape Fear. They say five more Duke Energy plants have violations, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Cold weather means higher NC home heating prices

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The cold weather that came with the recent snow in North Carolina will mean higher heating bills. Full story...
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