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Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill

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A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimate that about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month. 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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Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Full story...
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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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4.1 Magnitude earthquake reported in South Carolina

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The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 4.1 magnitude earthquake happened 7 miles northwest of Edgefield Friday night around 10:23 p.m. 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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Volunteers 'mob' Airlie Gardens to plant trees

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videoAirlie Gardens got a little greener today. Volunteers came out for the first ever "tree mob." They planted more than four-hundred trees around the grounds. 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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Duke Energy reports coal-ash spill

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Duke Energy says a pipe under a coal ash pond has broken releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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Fish to help Wilmington keep Greenfield Lake clean

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videoGreenfield Lake is one of Wilmington's natural gems. Keeping the water clean and helping wildlife thrive is one of the city's main goals. Full story...
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