Coal Ash

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EPA Reaches Deal With Duke To Clean River, Coal Ash

Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge.


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Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost Up To $10 Billion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company’s coal ash away from the state’s rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, […]


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NC Sides With Duke In Appeal Of Coal Ash Ruling

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge’s ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company’s coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed […]


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Duke Energy Seeks To Keep Records From Regulators

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Worried about getting a fair shake from investigators, Duke Energy is asking a judge to shield its records from North Carolina regulators and environmental groups while a federal criminal probe is […]


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Lawyer Hired By NC In Spill Probe Represented Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina’s environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal […]


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Regulators Say Duke Pumped Coal Ash Into NC River

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than […]


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Group Wants To Intervene In NC Coal Ash Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An environmental law group is filing a motion to intervene in a case involving a Duke Energy coal ash pit that was the source of a massive spill that coated 70 […]


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Federal Grand Jury Looks Into Duke Energy Spill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury is convening Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River […]


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Emails Show Close Ties Between Duke And State Regulators

Internal emails suggest staff at state’s environmental watchdog was coordinating policy and legal strategy with Duke Energy attorneys.


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Judge: Duke Must Clean Up Groundwater At Ash Dumps

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday in a ruling that came from a complaint filed before […]





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