North Carolina Coal Ash Spill News

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 …

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 …

North Carolina Environmental Groups, Regulators Spar Over Coal Ash Spill

Conservationists and regulators are at odds over how much coal ash was swept away by flooding during Hurricane Matthew – state inspectors say it would fit in the bed of a pickup truck while a watchdog group argues it’s a …