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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DENR issues directive to clean up coal ash

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videoNorth Carolina's environmental agency is asking Duke Energy to submit plans for moving coal ash from four of its waste pits. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources also issued Duke a directive Wednesday to increase drinking water testing at the company's ash dumps. Full story...
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NC state agencies having phone, email outages

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A number of state agency offices in Raleigh have been hit with telephone and email problems. Full story...
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7,500 gallons of wastewater overflows into Lake Waccamaw after sewer spills

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Lake Waccamaw leaders are awaiting water test results after they say thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into Lake Waccamaw when it rained following two sanitary sewer spills. Full story...
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EPA was concerned about NC deal on Duke ash dumps

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The US Environmental Agency expressed concern last year that a proposed deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy to settle pollution violations at two of the company's coal ash dumps was too lenient. Full story...
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Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash at Cape Fear plant

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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School ball field safe for kids despite coal ash

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State regulators say it is safe to use the athletic field at a Brunswick County school, even though coal ash was spread to elevate it more than 20 years ago. 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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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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Aquarium prices go up Saturday

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videoA trip to the aquarium will cost more starting this weekend. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which runs the state's three aquariums, including the one at Forst Fisher, says fees will increase by a about $3 starting Saturday. Full story...
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Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas seeking documents and ordering state employees to testify before a grand jury. The move is part of a broadening criminal investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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US investigates NC environment agency

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River. Full story...
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Officials investigate coal ash spill in Eden

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State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Charlotte airport using worms to eat trash

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are using more than one million worms to eat leftover food. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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NC agency merging 2 water divisions, cuts likely

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North Carolina's environmental agency says it is merging two divisions that regulate water, concerning environmentalists. Full story...
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