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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Duke Energy to appeal $25.1M state fine for New Hanover pollution

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videoDuke Energy says it will appeal a record $25.1 million fine recently imposed by state regulators for pollution in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Duke Energy fined record $25.1M for Sutton Plant contamination

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State regulators have fined Duke Energy a record $25.1 million for groundwater contamination from coal ash at the Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Veteran NCDENR employee succeeding Skvarla

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A veteran manager at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been named the agency's next secretary by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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McCrory shuffles NC business, environment heads

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is shuffling the heads of two state agencies that report to him. Full story...
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DENR reclassifies Sutton Lake, raises dam hazard level

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video 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...
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Environmental groups want dam hazard ratings raised at Sutton Lake

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videoEnvironmental 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...
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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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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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