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New research from Duke University's Avner Vengosh shows large amounts of lead, cobalt and other heavy metals in Sutton Lake.
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.
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.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality says it began testing the water in Sutton Lake near Wilmington Saturday after the Cape Fear River breached a dam around the coal ash pits.
Duke Energy says flooding at the L.V. Sutton plant near Wilmington has led the company to shut down the 625-megawatt natural gas plant.
Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality has started a public comment period for a draft proposed water quality permit for Duke Energy’s Sutton Steam Plant.
Duke Energy is contributing at least $1 million to protect a river, lake and wetlands near Wilmington to settle a lawsuit over coal ash stored at a closed power plant.
The community had a chance to meet with Duke Energy officials to talk about the process of closing the Sutton Plant Coal Ash Ponds.