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L.V. Sutton Energy Complex

NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution near Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy is feeling the heat from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The agency sent a letter to Duke today saying the company must start addressing groundwater contamination issues from the Sutton steam plant. Full story...
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Senate bill pushes to close NC coal ash ponds

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videoThe North Carolina Senate is trying to push through legislation that will close all coal ash ponds in the state. The bill would also allow for clean-up of certain coal ash sites, including the Sutton Plant site right here in southeastern North Carolina. Environmental activists wonder if the bill goes far enough. Full story...
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Judge: Coal ash lawsuit in NC can move forward

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videoA federal judge says a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy coal ash pits of polluting a lake near Wilmington can move forward. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of environmental groups, saying the toxic waste was polluting Sutton Lake and violating the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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Duke Energy representative mum on coal ash cleanup during Wilmington visit

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videoWhile representatives from Duke Energy were in town to present a check to CFCC, we asked for an update on the timeline of the coal ash removal behind the old Sutton Steam Plant. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sutton Plant coal ash could head to New Hanover Co. landfill

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videoToxic coal ash from the Sutton Plant may be moving closer to you than you think. The solution to getting rid of coal ash at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant may be a short trip down the road to the New Hanover County Landfill. 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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New natural gas power plant up and running

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videoThe new Duke Energy Progress natural gas plant is now up and running at the Sutton site on US 421 near Wilmington. The new plant replaced the retired coal plant Nov. 27. Full story...
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Environmental groups file suit about Sutton Plant pollution

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videoEnvironmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress. They want the power company to clean up its toxic coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake near Wilmington and coal ash pollution of groundwater at its Sutton Plant. Full story...
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Steam blow begins at Sutton power plant

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videoDuke Energy is blowing out its new power plant... literally. For the next ten days, the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant on US 421 near Wilmington will blow steam through the new plant to make sure rust and other contaminants have been cleaned out. Full story...
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Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access

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The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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Progress Energy breaks ground on power plant addition

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Wilmington's power plant is finding ways to go green. Today, Progress Energy broke ground for the Sutton plant's new, state-of-the-art complex. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: One person dead in explosion at Sutton Plant

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video A Progress Energy spokesman says one person is dead after the explosion at the L.V. Sutton Energy Complex off US 421. Full story...
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