Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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McCrory’s coal ash plan is roiling debate in his own party
Posted: April 21, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory miffed some leaders in his own party earlier this week when he unveiled what he termed a "comprehensive plan" for dealing with the state’s coal ash crisis.

Fish sampling to continue in Dan River
Posted: April 21, 2014

It’s too soon to gauge the long-term impacts of the Feb. 2 coal ash spill on fish in the Dan River, said Virginia and North Carolina regulatory officials during presentations Monday afternoon
Report: Water OK for animals

Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Surface water from the Dan River following the Feb. 2 coal ash spill is suitable for irrigation and drinking water for livestock, according to an assessment from a team of professors at North Carolina State University.

Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line

Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.

McCrory proposes new plan after spill

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:11 pm

North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

Coal ash deposits headed to N.C. dry landfill

Monday, April 14, 2014 8:00 pm

A spokesman for Duke Energy said the utility plans to take the coal ash accumulated near the Schoolfield Dam to a dry landfill in Roxboro, N.C.