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School ball field safe for kids despite coal ash

State regulators say it is safe to use the athletic field at a Brunswick County school, even though coal ash was spread to elevate it more than 20 years ago.

State regulators pushing for Sutton coal ash clean-up

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.

Judge postpones hearing in coal ash lawsuit

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.

Judge: Duke must clean up contaminated groundwater

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

Drone used to estimate size of NC coal ash spill

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.

Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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.

Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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.

Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles.

Officials investigate coal ash spill in Eden

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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