Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Coal Ash Stories

Groups express concern about coal ash bill
Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution.
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM

New coal ash landfill illustrates bigger challenge for NC
A new landfill in Person County is one small step toward solving North Carolina's coal-ash problem. Even environmentalists like it. The question that remains is how long will it take Duke Energy to clean things up, how much will it cost, and...

NC, Va. groups to monitor coal ash in Dan River
Two water protection groups are teaming up to continue monitoring the Dan River for large deposits of coal ash from a massive spill in North Carolina that flowed into Virginia.
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:09 AM

EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river
Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River months after a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant, federal environmental officials said Thursday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Weak coal ash bill an affront to North Carolinians
The bill has been touted as the first state-level legislation in the country to deal with toxic coal ash. As one state senator rightly noted, it would "set the standard for the rest of the country on coal ash." Yet changes the NC House...
Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Coal ash, fish tales and the legacy we’ll leave in NC
A bill has been introduced in the NC Senate that would leave the fate of coal ash ponds to a commission, appointed by the General Assembly and the governor. Duke Power, DENR, NC politicians shouldn’t pick and choose which of our rivers and...
Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM


Friday, July 25, 2014 11:56 am

Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution.

Environmentalists: Coal ash layers still evident in Dan River

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:01 pm

Government authorities should scrap a recent decision halting Dan River cleanup efforts and make Duke Energy recover more of the coal ash that spilled this winter from its closed power plant near Eden, environmentalists say.
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Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River    

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:35 pm

North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February.

Law group says 94 percent of deposit still in river

Monday, July 21, 2014 7:23 pm

An environmental group has criticized Duke Energy following its clean-up of a 2,500-ton coal ash deposit at Schoolfield Dam, saying the company has not accounted for the remainder of its 39,000-ton coal ash spill into the Dan River.
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Va. Tech researchers search for ways to better trace effects spills

Monday, July 21, 2014 7:19 pm

 Virginia Tech researchers hope a $25,000 National Science Foundation grant will help them find better ways to trace the long-term effects of coal ash spills like the one in February that fouled 70 miles of the Dan River from Eden, North Carolina, to Kerr Lake in Virginia.
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Living with coal ash in our river

Sunday, July 20, 2014 7:00 am

This community has been too passive about the Dan River and its gift of a steady, drought-resistant source of clean drinking water. We need to be more vigilant about protecting the Dan River from harm. If we don’t do it, who will?

Officials can’t find any more deposits to remove from the Dan River

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:56 pm

Federal and state authorities reached a milestone recently in calling at least a temporary halt to coal ash removal efforts linked to this winter’s Dan River spill.

EPA says Dan River back to pre-coal ash spill quality

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:22 pm

Water quality in the Dan River has returned to “normal,” according to Myles Bartos of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Senate nixes House coal ash bill, negotiating next

Monday, July 14, 2014 7:56 pm

Legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy power plants in North Carolina is now heading to final negotiations after the Senate rejected the House version of the bill.


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