Coal Ash

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Duke Announces Plans To Move Coal Ash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is submitting plans to North Carolina regulators to move millions of tons of coal ash from four high-risk plants to other locations, including open-pit clay mines. The company said […]


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McCrory To Let NC Coal Ash Regulation Become Law

Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday he won’t sign a new law regulating Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash pits because he has problems with it, but he will allow the legislation to become law without his signature.


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McCrory: Coal Ash Commission Violates Constitution

Gov. Pat McCrory says he will likely sign a coal ash cleanup bill approved last week by the North Carolina Legislature into law, even though he suggested a key provision violates the state Constitution.


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NC Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Coal Ash Measure

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. House […]


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Coal Ash Bill In Limbo After NC Senate Adjourns

The North Carolina Senate adjourned early Friday morning without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps across the state.


Department of Health and Human Services says the river now poses no health risk for recreational users after coal ash cleanup. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Health Agency Says It’s OK To Use Dan River

DHHS recommends lifting water advisory after massive coal ash spill cleanup.


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EPA: Duke Done Dredging Coal Ash From NC River

Federal environmental officials say Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant.


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Groups Say Coal Ash Dumps Polluting 3 NC Rivers

An environmental group said Tuesday that it’s planning to use the federal Clean Water Act to sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution that threatens drinking water and public safety near three North Carolina power plants.


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NC AG Says Coal Ash Must Be Cleaned Up

North Carolina’s attorney general said Wednesday that Duke Energy’s coal ash pits must be cleaned up to protect the state’s waterways, but the costs shouldn’t be passed along to consumers through higher utility rates.


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NC, Va. Sign Deal With Duke For Dan River Cleanup

Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states.




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