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Groups call for more study of Duke-Progress merger

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Those opposed to a merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy want more public hearings in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC sets schedule for proposed energy merger

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North Carolina regulators say they will accept comments and testimony for a week about Duke Energy's proposed takeover of Progress Energy. Full story...
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NC to review proposed Duke-Progress merger

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North Carolina officials expect to lay out a schedule for their consideration of Duke Energy's proposed takeover of Progress Energy. Full story...
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NRC schedules public meeting to discuss performance of Brunswick Nuclear

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 21, to discuss the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2011 at the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Progress Energy, is located near Southport. Full story...
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Bomb threat outside NC nuclear power plant false

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Officials at a nuclear power plant in Wake County say a bomb threat reported just outside the gates turned out to be false. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Nuclear Plant to blame for deaths of endangered sea turtles

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video Three endangered sea turtles died recently near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The turtles died after getting into the canal that provides cooling water for plant operations. Full story...
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Duke, Progress won't pass on severance costs

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Progress Energy and Duke Energy have agreed not to ask customers to pay millions of dollars in severance costs of employees who could be laid off as part of their merger. Full story...
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NRC reviewing Shearon Harris nuclear plant in NC

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing operations at the Shearon Harris Nuclear station near Raleigh to try to determine why two safety valves failed to close last month when the plant was shut down for refueling. Full story...
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Asbestos haults work at new natural gas power plant

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video Asbestos has stopped construction of Progress Energy's new Sutton Natural Gas Plant on Highway 421 near Wilmington. Crews are investigating to make sure all traces are removed. About half a pound of the hazardous substance was found in what's believed to be old buried construction dating back more than 50 years. Full story...
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Duke, Progress promise to build new power lines

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they're willing to spend $110 million on new power transmission lines as they try to get federal approval for a merger creating the largest US electric utility. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington council considers electric car charging stations in parking deck

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video Electric cars used to seem like something of the future, but the future is now, and more folks around the nation and locally are buying hybrid and electric cars. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy are teaming up to encourage more folks to get plugged in. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant learning from Fukushima, dealing with own problems

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After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last year, Progress Energy is trying to make sure nothing like that ever happens here. But with incidents involving both reactors at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant recently, we wanted to know how Progress Energy is addressing its own issues. Full story...
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Duke Energy, Progress Energy file new merger plan

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are taking a third stab at a deal that would create the largest U.S. electric company, offering to spend up to $150 million to reduce competition concerns. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Answers for renter whose power bill soared

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video Power bills tend to go up during winter, but one Wilmington man cannot understand why his bill has tripled when he has essentially turned off his power. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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