Sutton Plant http://whqr.org en Groundwater Will Keep Flowing, Even After Close of Sutton Plant's Coal-Fired Operation http://whqr.org/post/groundwater-will-keep-flowing-even-after-close-sutton-plants-coal-fired-operation <p>Duke Energy Progress will be closing its coal-fired power operation serving New Hanover County this December. Pollutants are slowly leaching from the coal-ash basins surrounding the Sutton plant toward groundwater wells that supply drinking water for the nearby Flemington community. However,&nbsp; decommissioning the plant&rsquo;s ash basins will not guarantee safety for nearby groundwater supplies&mdash;not for a long time, that is.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:43:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 44431 at http://whqr.org Groundwater Will Keep Flowing, Even After Close of Sutton Plant's Coal-Fired Operation Proposed Deal between Duke Energy and CFPUA Raises Concerns Among Environmental Advocates http://whqr.org/post/proposed-deal-between-duke-energy-and-cfpua-raises-concerns-among-environmental-advocates <p>Duke / Progress Energy and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority could vote as early as Wednesday morning on a deal that would install a water line for a largely low-income community on the outskirts of New Hanover County.&nbsp; Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:35:11 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 44305 at http://whqr.org Proposed Deal between Duke Energy and CFPUA Raises Concerns Among Environmental Advocates SELC Considering Next Move with Duke in Light of State Lawsuit; Sutton Lake Still a Concern http://whqr.org/post/selc-considering-next-move-duke-light-state-lawsuit-sutton-lake-still-concern <p>Now that the State of North Carolina is suing Duke / Progress Energy for illegal pollution at all of its coal plants in the state, citizens’ groups are taking stock.&nbsp; Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:29:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 41706 at http://whqr.org SELC Considering Next Move with Duke in Light of State Lawsuit; Sutton Lake Still a Concern Duke Energy has no plans to adjust compliance boundaries of coal ash ponds at Sutton http://whqr.org/post/duke-energy-has-no-plans-adjust-compliance-boundaries-coal-ash-ponds-sutton <p></p><p>Duke Energy says it has no plans to try to expand the compliance boundary on its coal ash ponds at the Sutton Plant near Wilmington.&nbsp; Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:28:13 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40997 at http://whqr.org Duke Energy has no plans to adjust compliance boundaries of coal ash ponds at Sutton