Rick Shiver 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