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Lawmakers speak out on new study about Sutton Lake contamination

New research from Duke University's Avner Vengosh shows large amounts of lead, cobalt and other heavy metals in Sutton Lake.
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Study: Heavy metals in Sutton Lake bottom extensive

A Duke University scientist says a toxic stew of coal ash has spilled repeatedly from storage pits at a Wilmington power plant into an adjoining lake, and flooding from Hurricane Florence was only the latest example.

Duke Energy to contest North Carolina coal ash excavation order

The country's largest electric company says it's challenging an order by North Carolina's environmental agency to excavate coal ash from all of its power plant sites in the state.

North Carolina orders Duke Energy to excavate all coal ash

The country's largest electric company is being ordered to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, slashing the risk of toxic chemicals leaking into water supplies but potentially adding billions of dollars to power bills.
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Elon poll looks at NC view of hurricanes, environmental disasters

A new Elon University Poll explores how threats to coastal communities and potential environmental disasters are being viewed by N.C. voters and how they are approaching policy questions related to climate change.
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UPDATE: State tests show water OK after Sutton Lake breach

A coal ash spill from two weeks ago has left many people in the Cape Fear on edge as we waited for test results to come back. Well the results are in.

Environmentalists: Coal ash-related compounds found in Cape Fear River

Samples taken by environmental watchdog organizations along the Cape Fear River near the Sutton plant found arsenic and selenium levels many times higher than state surface water quality standards, the groups reported Wednesday.

CFPUA gives update on water quality following Florence

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) addresses continued news reports and social media stories concerning drinking water quality.

CFPUA releases statement surrounding energy plant dam breach

CFPUA says Duke Energy spill after dam breach will not impact local drinking water.

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