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North Carolina, state regulators, community groups and Duke Energy have agreed to a plan to permanently close the company's remaining nine coal ash basins in the state, primarily by excavation with ash moved to lined landfills.
New Hanover County Emergency Management and Duke Energy will conduct a full-scale training exercise at Sutton Plant on Thursday.
Governor Cooper says there are a lot of areas of concern regarding coal ash and that the rules need to be revamped.
Duke Energy has heard from their customers and from the state that they need to responsibly manage coal ash.
Community members came out to Cape Fear Community College Tuesday night for a public meeting about the proposed closure plans for the Sutton Plant coal ash ponds.
Duke Energy is planning another implosion this weekend at the Sutton Plant near Wilmington.
North Carolina environmental regulators say all coal-ash pits at 14 Duke Energy power plants should be excavated and moved.
Don't be surprised if you hear or feel an explosion in the Wilmington area Sunday morning.
Duke Energy completed the implosion of one of three boilers at the retired coal-fired L.V. Sutton Plant in Wilmington Sunday.
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