Pollution

Coal ash pile
NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water
North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:36pm
A storm water pipe under an ash basin at the retired Dan River coal plant failed and released up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014.
Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case
One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:08pm
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Duke pleads guilty in court to environmental crimes, agrees to pay $102 million in penalties
Duke Energy has pleaded guilty in federal court to environmental crimes and has agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:04am
Environmental, social activists protest industrial hog farms
Environmental, social activists protest industrial hog farms
Environmental, social activists protest industrial hog farms Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:53pm
Coal Ash stored at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant in New Hanover County.
Duke to host open house on coal ash four days after federal plea and sentencing
Duke Energy says it "wants to connect with neighbors about coal ash." So the company will host a community open house to discuss with the public its plans to deal with coal ash stored at the Sutton Plant off of US 421 north of Wilmington. Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:01pm
NC officials want to drop emission test in 27 counties
The state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources is recommending that North Carolina eliminate emissions testing for cars and trucks in more than two-dozen counties by 2016. Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:07pm
Duke Energy to appeal $25.1M state fine for New Hanover pollution
Duke Energy says it will appeal a record $25.1 million fine recently imposed by state regulators for pollution in New Hanover County. Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:45pm
Duke Energy fined record $25.1M for Sutton Plant contamination
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. Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:20pm
US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Duke Energy for illegal pollution from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:55pm
Fight against proposed Titan cement plant continues
As Titan America continues to try and put a cement plant in Castle Hayne, those against it met in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday night. NC Coastal Federation members are still fighting the proposal after six years saying the plant, which will burn more than 250,000 tons of coal a year, will discharge pollutants into the Northeast Cape Fear River. Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:45am