Dan River

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.


File photo of Duke Energy building. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

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.


Environmental activist Donna Lisenby holds a sample of contaminated soil from the French Broad River as she speaks in front of Duke Energy's headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on May 1st.  (Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Records: Duke Warned About Pipe That Caused Spill

Engineers warned the company nearly 30 years ago that there should be careful attention paid to the pipe that leaked coal ash into the Dan River.


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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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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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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 […]


Internal emails suggest staff at state's environmental watchdog was coordinating policy and legal strategy with Duke Energy attorneys. (Getty Images)

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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Hazmat Team Finds Coal Ash From NC Spill In Va

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia hazardous materials unit has found coal ash in the Dan River in Virginia from the massive spill last month. The unit of the Danville Fire Department responded to a […]




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