coal ash ponds

5:01 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It?

This week's topic:  Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?  Why and how should we regulate it?  And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up? 

Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant  -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.   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. 

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Local - June 24
5:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Duke Energy Discloses Possible Plans to Purge Wilmington's Sutton Plant of Coal Ash

Duke Energy spokesperson Jeff Brooks stands before a dried ash basin on the grounds of the Sutton Plant in Wilmington.

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.

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10:02 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Environmental Coalition Seeks to Ignite Local Activism on Coal Ash

Duke Energy's Sutton Plant, New Hanover County
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A coalition of environmental groups is working to ignite local activism on the coal ash front.  

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7:27 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Public Meeting on Flemington Water Project Set for Feb. 4th

Duke Energy Progress Sutton Plant
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A new water line connecting homes and businesses in the Flemington Community to the area’s main water supply is now in the works. 

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9:12 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Conservation Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Duke / Progress Over Sutton Lake Pollution

Duke / Progress Energy is facing yet another lawsuit over coal ash pollution from its Sutton Energy Plant just outside of Wilmington. 

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