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18 States, Business Groups Oppose Coal Ash Cleanup Order at Tennessee Utility

Eighteen states, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, national coal industry interests and more than a dozen other groups are urging an appeals court to overturn a coal ash cleanup order at a federal utility’s Tennessee plant, contending the decision will …

Duke Energy, Environmentalists Clash Over 5-Year-Old Groundwater Cleanup Lawsuit

A North Carolina appeals court should keep alive a five-year-old lawsuit because it increases the pressure on Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its coal ash pits, environmental lawyers argued Thursday. The Charlotte-based electricity utility admits coal …

Duke Energy Will Pay $84K Penalty for North Carolina Coal Ash Leaks

The country’s largest electricity company will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to stop potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants from leaking into groundwater and nearby rivers under a deal with state regulators announced Tuesday. The …

Tennessee Valley Authority Appeals Judge’s Order to Remove Coal Ash

A federal utility is appealing a judge’s order to excavate and move its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant. In Nashville federal court Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority filed an appeal notice over its Gallatin Fossil Plant outside Nashville. …

North Carolina Study Shows Coal Plants Might Be Even More Toxic Than First Thought

Scientists studying the aftermath of a massive coal-ash spill in North Carolina have discovered a byproduct of the fossil fuel that may pose human health risks. Duke Energy Corp. announced in early February 2014 that drainage from a broken pipe …

Judge Orders Tennessee Valley Authority to Remove Coal Ash at Power Plant

A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation’s largest public utility to dig up its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn’t risk further polluting the Cumberland River. U.S. …

Insurers Claim They’re Off The Hook for Duke Energy’s N.C. Coal Ash Spill Claims

Dozens of insurance companies say they’re not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.’s multi-billion dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation’s largest electric company long knew about but did nothing to reduce the threat of potentially toxic pollutants. …

Duke Energy Sues 30 Insurers Over Carolinas Coal Ash Cleanup Costs

The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility’s multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power. Charlotte-based …

Tennessee Valley Authority, Environmental Groups Await Decision on Pollution Case

The Tennessee Valley Authority finished a four-day trial Thursday in which environmental groups accuse the utility’s power plant outside Nashville, Tennessee, of illegally polluting the Cumberland River with coal ash. Still, a decision in the case may not come for …

North Carolina Regulators Order Duke Energy to Close Coal Ash Ponds

Duke Energy Corp. must clean up its coal-ash ponds in North Carolina by 2024 due to environmental and public health safety risks, state regulators said in a proposal that could be scaled back at a later date. Duke must dig …