Environment
Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:43am.

A federal grand jury is convening as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

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State regulators pushing for Sutton coal ash clean-up
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 2:39pm.

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.

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Judge postpones hearing in coal ash lawsuit
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:43pm.

A federal judge is postponing a hearing on a lawsuit filed by an environmental group claiming Duke Energy violated the Clean Water Act by allowing its coal ash pits to pollute a major Charlotte waterway.

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Judge: Duke must clean up contaminated groundwater
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:28pm.

videoA North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps.

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NC waste management director retiring in June
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:11pm.

North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years.

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Winter weather advisory posted in North Carolina
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:02pm.

It's March, but winter has not given up in North Carolina. School systems dismissed classes early Monday after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the central and eastern parts of the state.

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Duke Energy notified of violations at more plants, including New Hanover Co. facility
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:38pm.

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.

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Chimney Rock park to remain closed a bit longer
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:36pm.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Chimney Rock Access will not open on Saturday as planned. The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation said the road was supposed to be closed no longer than three weeks and that the park would close in late January.

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