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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.

07/22/2014

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.

06/19/2014

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: World On The Brink Of A ‘Sixth Great Extinction’

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived, say researchers.

05/29/2014

Bill heading towards N.C. Senate would make it a crime to publicly disclose the secret chemical mixtures that energy companies pump into the ground when fracking for natural gas. (Getty Images)

NC Legislative Committees OK Gas Fracking Bill

Bill would make it a crime to publicly disclose the secret chemical mixtures that energy companies pump into the ground when fracking for natural gas.

05/20/2014

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.

03/14/2014

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Investigation Into Coal Ash Spill Widens

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed nearly 20 state environmental agency employees to testify before a grand jury.

02/20/2014

Video taken  inside a concrete pipe shows possible signs of another leak. (Getty Images)

North Carolina Officials Fear 2nd Pipe Collapse At Duke Plant

More coal ash could spill into the Dan River if a 2nd pipe fails.

02/15/2014

Documents show the state environmental agency sought to delay a settlement with Duke Energy. (Getty Images)

North Carolina Dumps Coal Ash Deal With Duke Energy

Environmental agency delays its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe dumped coal ash into the Dan River.

02/11/2014

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

Dan River Turns To Sludge After Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy says up to 82,000 tons of ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water has spilled into the river.

02/06/2014

File photo of flowers growing in clean air. (Photo by CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Charleston Port Reducing Air Emissions

A new report finds that efforts by the Port of Charleston to improve air quality are paying off.

04/08/2013

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