2 months ago
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Duke Energy offers $5K compensation for coal ash victims

Neighbors living near Duke Energy's unlined coal ash pits around North Carolina are being offered payment of future water bills plus a $5,000 "goodwill" payment to households concerned their water wells could be polluted with heavy metals.
2 months ago
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Meeting discusses wastewater discharge into Brunswick River

H2GO is seeking a permit to release wastewater into the Brunswick River. People on both sides of the issue came prepared to defend their stances tonight in front of the Division of Environmental Quality who will take everything into consideration before making a decision on the permit.
2 months ago
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Volkswagen: Judge says exec will flee to Germany if released

The judge ruled that 48-year-old Oliver Schmidt was too great a risk to flee to Germany, where prosecutors said the U.S. could not extradite him.
2 months ago
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EPA: Fiat Chrysler software defeats pollution controls

The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
2 months ago
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Greek shipping companies fined $2.7 million after inspection at Port of Wilmington

Two Greek shipping companies were sentenced today to pay corporate penalties totaling $2.7 million after being convicted for obstructing justice, violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, tampering with witnesses and conspiracy.
3 months ago
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Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration is denying permits for energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.
4 months ago
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Ship engineers sentenced for interfering with inspection at Wilmington Port

Two engineers from the Philippines will spend time in prison for interfering with a U.S. Coast Guard inspection at the Port of Wilmington.
5 months ago
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Duke Energy to keep dry coal ash in place at 10 power plants

Duke Energy plans to cap unlined and potentially leaking coal ash pits at 10 generating plants in North Carolina and Indiana, while excavating its sites in Kentucky and South Carolina.
7 months ago
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Pollution woes prompt pension fund to dump Duke Energy stock

One of the world's largest investment funds is dumping its shares in Duke Energy Corp. because it sees too much risk in what it called the largest U.S. electric company's history of environmental damage.
7 months ago
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Sewer spills in Leland and Carolina Shores during Hermine

Two towns are reporting sewer spills after flooding from Tropical Storm Hermine.