Duke Energy coal ash News

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 …

Duke Energy Settles North Carolina Coal Ash Criminal Case for $102M

As Duke Energy pleaded guilty Thursday in a North Carolina courtroom to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, federal prosecutors recounted examples where time and again the nation’s largest electricity company failed to prevent its illegal pollution. …

Officials in North Carolina Warn More Residents of Unsafe Water

North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits that it’s not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns. The state Department of …

Judge Approves Delay in Sentencing for Duke Energy Coal Ash Crimes

Duke Energy received a delay Tuesday in pleading guilty to environmental crimes after the company raised the specter that bureaucratic red tape could result in power being cut to military bases across North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard approved …

Duke Energy Appeals $25M Pollution Fine by North Carolina Regulators

Duke Energy Corp. says a $25 million fine by North Carolina environmental regulators over coal ash pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years is excessive and unnecessary. The country’s largest electric company said Thursday it appealed the penalty …

Duke Energy to Appeal $25M Fine by North Carolina Regulators

Duke Energy will appeal a $25.1 million fine by North Carolina environmental regulators over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The fine, which was announced …

Duke Coal Ash Case Goes Before North Carolina Supreme Court

North Carolina’s highest court is weighing whether state environmental rules require Duke Energy to clean up its leaky coal ash dumps immediately, or years down the road. The North Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments this week after Duke Energy and …

North Carolina Fines Duke Energy $25M over Coal Ash Pollution

North Carolina environmental officials are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources …

Proposed North Carolina Permit Rules Would Allow Duke Pollution to Continue

Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators. Just days after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke over the leaks, the North Carolina Department …

Duke Energy Faces Federal Charges from Illegal Pollution at 5 North Carolina Plants

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney’s Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor …