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L.V. Sutton Energy Complex
Submitted by Alexa Block on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:35pm.READ MORE:
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. Full story...
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:44pm.READ MORE:
Duke Energy has announced plans to remove coal ash from a Wilmington power plant and three other sites in North Carolina. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:38pm.READ MORE:
State regulators have reclassified Sutton Lake in New Hanover County in a move that environmentalists hope means greater protection from possible pollution from a nearby power plant. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:10pm.READ MORE:
North 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...
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:30am.READ MORE:
Environmental groups have asked state regulators to raise the dam hazard ratings for the coal ash dams at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:07am.READ MORE:
Duke Energy and firefighters are investigating to figure out what caused a turbine to catch fire at the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant in New Hanover County overnight. Full story...
Submitted by Chris Brown on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:20pm.READ MORE:
Duke 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...
Submitted by Chris Brown on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:48pm.READ MORE:
The 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...
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:50pm.READ MORE:
A 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...
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:18pm.READ MORE:
While 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...