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Coal Ash Spill

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Long-Anticipated Rules For Disposal Of Coal Ash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released new rules Friday for the disposal of coal ash, the first national guidelines for dealing wi...

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

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

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 ...

After Series Of Coal Ash Spills, Illinois To Take Protective Measures

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it will increase inspections of coal-ash ponds in the wake ...

Tweak To NC Law Protected Duke's Coal Ash Pits

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy was in a bind. North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation's largest power company to pollute the...

Duke: Coal Ash Cleanup Will Take 2 Years

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it plans to move three leaky coal ash pits away from North Carolina waterways, including one that coated 70 mi...

Emails Show Close Tie Between Duke Energy, North Carolina Officials After Spill

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency show state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy...

Virginia Looks For Damage From Coal Ash Spill

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is examining any potential long-term environmental damage from a North Carolina coal ash spill on the Dan River and wi...

Judge Orders Duke Energy To Stop Groundwater Pollution At Coal Ash Dumps

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said ...

5 Duke Energy Plants Cited For Lacking Permits

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massiv...

North Carolina May Order Duke Energy To Move Coal Ash

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 25 (Reuters) - State regulators in North Carolina may force Duke Energy Corp to move thousands of ...

Just How Big Was North Carolina's Coal Ash Spill?

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimates about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater...

'If You Want To Know What It's Like Living Near A Coal Ash Pond, This Is It'

AP | MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electri...

Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Despite being a political football [pdf] that had been tossed around Capitol Hill, the coal industry and EPA headquarters throughout the '90s and early aughts, coal ash was rarely a topic of dinner conversation around most American supper tables, I suspect.

Toxins Leaking From Second Pipe At Coal Ash Spill Site

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Ener...

Coal Ash Lines River 70 Miles From Spill Site

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials said Tuesday that toxic coal ash has coated the bottom of a North Carolina river as many as 70 miles downstre...

Second Pipe Leaking Near Coal Ash Spill

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says a second pipe under a coal ash dump in North Carolina is not in immediate danger of collapse, despite concerns fr...

NC Regulators Shielded Duke's Coal Ash Pollution

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clea...

NC Dumps Coal Ash Deal With Duke

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pip...

Coal Ash Not Yet Fully Contained From River

AP | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it is diverting the flow of coal ash from reaching a North Carolina river, but the company cannot yet declare the...

Kate Sheppard

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Push For Long-Delayed Federal Regulations | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash flowed into North Carolina's Dan River on Sunday, prompting renewed calls for long-delayed f...

Broken Pipe Spills Coal Ash In River

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — A pipe under a coal ash pond broke in northern North Carolina, releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River, Duke En...

Kate Sheppard

Judge Directs EPA To Cough Up A Timeline For Finalizing Coal Ash Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a plan for finalizing federal regulations on coal ash ...

Matt Sledge

Little Blue Run Expansion Worries Neighbors In Midst Of National Coal Ash Fight | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

LAWRENCEVILLE, W.Va. -- When Beulah Bryant married her husband and moved to this rural corner of the state 50 years ago, she thought she’d died and ...

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Just days before the three-year anniversary of the devastating dike failure at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Environment...

Another Coal Ash Spill -- This Time in Lake Michigan

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Monday's Lake Michigan coal ash collapse shows that states are not protecting our health and our environment from cancer-causing coal ash, and as long as EPA fails to act, there will be more coal ash destruction.