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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 …

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 …