Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coal Ash: Move the ponds now!

Violations issued against Duke for coal ash spill
Posted: February 28, 2014
North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

Pipe at another NC ash dump is leaking groundwater
Posted: February 28, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - State regulators expressed concern Friday about another leaking pipe at a Duke Energy coal ash dump, this time in western North Carolina.

Aluminum concentrations down, but still above safe levels
Posted: February 28, 2014
The latest water-quality tests show that concentrations of iron and aluminum in the Dan River near the site of the Eden coal ash spill continue to decrease, but aluminum still exceeds surface water quality standards at all upstream and downstream sampling locations
As NC debates, other states empty coal ash dumps
Posted: February 28, 2014
At the edge of pits containing 1.7 million tons of coal ash at the Jefferies Generating Station, the hydraulic arm of a big orange excavator scooped up the toxic gray sludge and dropped it into the back of a dump truck.

N.C. governor to Duke: Move ash ponds
Posted: February 27, 2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has sent a letter to Duke Energy demanding that the company provide detailed plans to clean up its coal ash ponds around the state, including one that spilled up to 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated water into the Dan River early this month.

NC could force Duke to move dump away from river
Posted: February 25, 2014
North Carolina regulators say they may force Duke Energy to move a pair of leaky coal ash dumps, more than three weeks after a massive spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge.

Coal ash site called ‘ticking time bomb’
Posted: February 25, 2014
Danville City Council got a close look at the coal ash storage pond that sent tons of ash and contaminated water into Danville’s drinking water source Feb.
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