Friday, August 22, 2014

Coal Ash Stories

Damage from Dan River spill still unfolding

More than two weeks after a massive leak of coal ash from a Duke Energy power plant poured into a river along the North Carolina-Virginia border, the full extent of damage to the environment is still unfolding.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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    Communities along Dan River demand quick cleanup

    Communities along the Dan River on the North Carolina-Virginia border north of the Triangle are calling on Duke Energy to immediately employ a fleet of vacuum dredgers to clear the waterway of coal ash.
    Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM
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    DENR sampling fish from Dan River spill

    North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday began collecting fish in the Dan River to determine if they are safe to eat following the Feb. 2 spill of up to 39,000 tons of coal ash.
    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    Dan River landowners worry about effects of coal ash spill

    Therit Winstead talks on the banks of the Dan River on land Winstead has owned for decades in Danville, Virginia. Winstead and his neighbors are worried about the long-term, unseen effects of the coal ash spill 20 miles upstream. Video by Craig J...
    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM
    Dan River landowners worry about effects of coal ash spill
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    Duke Energy finishes ash cleanup in Dan River

    Duke Energy says it has finished a cleanup of 2,500 tons of coal ash and sediment from the Dan River in Danville, Va., downriver of a Feb. 2 ash spill.
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    Safe drinking water could be only part of the Dan’s story

    Test results show drinking water is safe downstream of Duke Energy’s coal ash spill this week, but that doesn’t mean the Dan River is unscathed.
    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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    Federal case looking at Duke Energy and state regulators begins to unfold

    Federal subpoenas outline the path investigators are taking to determine if there was an improper relationship between Duke Energy and North Carolina environmental regulators.
    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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    Duke Energy’s $1 billion cleanup: Who would pay?

    The company has tried for years to avoid cleaning up the coal ash pits. It is now likely to ask that ratepayers cover the cost.
    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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    Duke Energy begins coal-ash dredging in Dan River

    Duke Energy’s contractor will use a dredge that vacuums ash off the river bottom while disturbing sediment as little as possible. About 2,500 tons of ash and sediment will be sucked up by the end of June.
    Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    NC regulators expect to fine Duke Energy for coal ash spill

    North Carolina environmental regulators said Friday they have given Duke Energy 15 days to make their best case against paying the maximum fines for its coal ash spill into the Dan River earlier this month.
    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Lack of coal-waste oversight is under fire after giant spill
    A massive North Carolina coal waste spill into a major river is increasing pressure on the Obama administration to start policing the more than 1,000 such waste storage sites across the nation.
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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    DENR considering making Duke Energy move coal ash to lined landfill

    North Carolina's environmental agency said Tuesday it intends to modify the permit that regulates Duke Energy's retired coal-powered operation along the Dan River, possibly requiring the utility move its coal ash into a lined landfill.
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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    Dan River coal-ash pollution angers and worries Virginians

    Virginians who live along the Dan River are angry and worried about the long-range effects of the tons of coal ash that spilled from the Duke Energy plant in Eden.
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 6:08 AM
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    State wants you to experience Mayo River – if you can get to it

    The state’s new park runs along the Mayo River, but finding a way in can be a challenge. Many locals like it that way.
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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    Unexpected Piedmont paddling

    Discovering the DanRiver is mostly placid, but if you want rapids, just keep moving.
    Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 3:00 AM
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    Month after Duke Energy spill, Dan River doesn't meet standards

    Contaminants are fading from the Dan River downstream of a huge coal-ash spill at a retired Duke Energy coal plant in Eden, but the water still didn't meet standards, according to the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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    Coal ash pipes at Duke's Dan River plant have long been a concern

    The troublesome pipes that ran beneath the Duke Energy coal ash ponds at the Dan River plant caught the eye of third-party inspectors as far back as 1986.
    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM
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    Vote out Duke Energy directors, investors urge

    Two major investors in Duke Energy are urging fellow shareholders to boot out four directors over the company's coal ash problems.
    Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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    DENR rejects Duke's coal ash plan, amid accusations of leniency

    An advocacy group on Thursday stepped up its efforts to portray the state's environmental regulators as too close to Duke Energy. Yet at the same time, a public rift widens between the agency and the utility.
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    DENR fights images as too cozy with Duke Energy

    DENR Secretary John Skvarla pushes back on accusations that the agency is too cozy with the energy industry.
    Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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