coal ash ponds http://whqr.org en CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-coal-ash-management-why-and-how-should-nc-regulate-it <p><em><strong>This week's topic</strong></em>:&nbsp; Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?&nbsp; Why and how should we regulate it?&nbsp; And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant&nbsp; -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.&nbsp;&nbsp; What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57476 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? Duke Energy Discloses Possible Plans to Purge Wilmington's Sutton Plant of Coal Ash http://whqr.org/post/duke-energy-discloses-possible-plans-purge-wilmingtons-sutton-plant-coal-ash <p>Wilmington’s Sutton Plant is one of five statewide Duke Energy coal operations being decommissioned—and the closing of this one is of high priority to lawmakers. In November, Duke Energy retired Sutton’s coal operations. Although it’s now a natural gas plant, more than two million tons of dried coal ash—the waste generated after coal is burned—remains on the site. And the legislation that will determine exactly how much time Duke has to dispose of it all is pending in the General Assembly’s current session. WHQR has this look at the Sutton Plant’s retired coal operation.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 56992 at http://whqr.org Duke Energy Discloses Possible Plans to Purge Wilmington's Sutton Plant of Coal Ash Environmental Coalition Seeks to Ignite Local Activism on Coal Ash http://whqr.org/post/environmental-coalition-seeks-ignite-local-activism-coal-ash <p>A coalition of environmental groups is working to ignite local activism on the coal ash front.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 02 May 2014 14:02:02 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 54296 at http://whqr.org Environmental Coalition Seeks to Ignite Local Activism on Coal Ash Public Meeting on Flemington Water Project Set for Feb. 4th http://whqr.org/post/public-meeting-flemington-water-project-set-feb-4th <p>A new water line connecting homes and businesses in the Flemington Community to the area’s main water supply is now in the works.&nbsp; Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:27:42 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 49567 at http://whqr.org Public Meeting on Flemington Water Project Set for Feb. 4th Conservation Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Duke / Progress Over Sutton Lake Pollution http://whqr.org/post/conservation-groups-file-federal-lawsuit-against-duke-progress-over-sutton-lake-pollution <p></p><p style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">Duke / Progress Energy is facing yet another lawsuit over coal ash pollution from its Sutton Energy Plant just outside of Wilmington.<span>&nbsp; </span></span> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 01:12:24 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 43027 at http://whqr.org Conservation Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Duke / Progress Over Sutton Lake Pollution