Duke Energy coal ash News

Cancer-Causing Metal Near Wells Tied to Volcanic Soil More Than Coal Ash: Study

A cancer-causing heavy metal found in water wells near coal ash pits and other industrial sites is much more widespread and naturally occurring than previously thought, university researchers said Wednesday. The presence of hexavalent chromium is more related to volcanic …

Duke Energy to Pay $6M for North Carolina Chemical Plant Spill

Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to pay a $6 million fine for a big spill that coated the Dan River with liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina’s environment agency said Friday. The fine holds Duke Energy accountable for violations …

North Carolina Regulators Claim Duke Energy Coal Ash Pits Polluting Water

Duke Energy is violating state pollution laws because its coal ash pits are polluting nearby waterways, North Carolina environmental regulators said Friday. Fines are being considered. The state Division of Water Resources sent letters to the country’s largest electric company …

Judge Claims Regulators Not Enforcing Duke Coal Ash Clean-Up in North Carolina

North Carolina’s environmental watchdog agency has not been trying very hard to force Duke Energy to clean up toxic groundwater pollution near a coal-burning power plant where neighbors can’t drink their well water, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge …

Duke Energy Reaches $7M Settlement in North Carolina Coal Ash Case

Duke Energy agreed Tuesday to pay North Carolina regulators $7 million to settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups costing millions of dollars at four sites. The agreement came as lawyers for …

North Carolina Judge OKs Duke Energy’s Coal-Ash Clean-up Plan

A judge on Monday rejected a bid by North Carolina’s environment agency to block Duke Energy from removing toxic coal ash from more plants than required under a new state law. Duke Energy has asked to add three power plants …

Environmental Groups Ask North Carolina Judge to Dismiss Part of Duke Energy Suit

A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy’s effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company’s coal ash dumps. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed July 22 in support of Duke’s motion to a …

North Carolina High Court Rules Duke Energy Has ‘Years’ to Cleanup Coal Ash

North Carolina’s highest court ruled June 11 that Duke Energy has years to clean up leaking coal ash dumps as outlined by a new state law. The state Supreme Court overruled a lower court judge’s decision that the country’s largest …

North Carolina Regulators Order Duke to Stop Spreading Groundwater Pollution

North Carolina environmental regulators ordered Duke Energy this week to stop the spread of groundwater pollution from coal ash dumps outside Wilmington after tests showed contamination in nearby drinking water wells. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said …

More North Carolina Wells Near Duke Coal Ash Pits Show Water Contamination

North Carolina officials are warning even more residents living near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits that it’s not safe to drink or cook with their well water. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday that 191 drinking …