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Officials watching for coal ash in Kerr Lake
In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices dips her hand into the Dan River in Danville, Va., as signs of coal ash appear in the river.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
NC fracking commission completes 48 safety rules in fast-paced meeting
The state's recent coal-ash spill near Eden loomed over the proceedings, prompting last-minute adjustments to prevent an accidental spill of frack fluid like the power plant accident that dumped 39,000 tons of toxic sludge into the Dan River in February.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Results on coal ash still pending
Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Eden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy wants citizens group out of ash action
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Duke Energy is asking a judge to prevent citizens groups from taking part in any enforcement action that would make the company clean up nearly three dozen coal ash pits across North Carolina.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Duke Energy seeks to keep records from regulators
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Worried about getting a fair shake from investigators, Duke Energy is asking a judge to shield its records from North Carolina regulators and environmental groups while a federal criminal probe is ongoing.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Photos show crack in Duke Energy coal ash dam at Cape Fear before inspection
A crack in a coal ash dam at Duke Energy's Cape Fear Steam Electric Plant is clearly visible below the red pump in this picture the Waterkeeper Alliance took March 10. The Waterkeeper Alliance is questioning how N.C. officials missed a crack in a coal ash dam at Duke Energy's Cape Fear Steam Electric Plant during an "intense inspection" March 11 ... (more)
Coal-Fired Plants on the Chopping Block
On February 2, 2014, a coal ash spill polluted 70 miles of the Dan River near the North Carolina-Virginia line.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
North Carolina Voters Want Action On Coal Ash As EPA Asks For More Time On Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency told a federal court on Tuesday that it will not meet its May 22 deadline for completing its water pollution discharge standards for coal-fired power plants.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
New technology should save Rockingham big money at the landfill
A new leachate evaporator in use in Rockingham County. Officials say the machine will cut disposal costs by more than two-thirds.
North Carolina asks to set aside deal with Duke on coal cleanup
Reversing course in the wake of the Feb. 2 coal ash spill on the Dan River, the state of North Carolina is seeking to abandon a consent order it negotiated with Duke Energy that would have required the utility to pay a $99,100 fine but avoid a requirement to clean up pollution at two coal ash sites in the state.
Duke Energy, utilities panel to discuss coal ash
Duke Energy officials and environmentalist plan to discuss coal ash issues with the agency that regulates utilities in South Carolina.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Environmental advocates say Charlotte airport coal ash storage likely better than unlined ponds
In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Eden, N.C. When the Charlotte City Council hears the details Monday of a proposal to bury ... (more)
Sat Mar 22, 2014
Duke's coal ash pollution worries residents
View Duke Energy well contamination in a larger map Cory Gibney lives a good four hours' drive from the spot where a ruptured stormwater pipe unleashed a torrent of coal ash slurry into the Dan River.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into NC river
North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.
Duke Energy Notifies City Of Wastewater Release At Dan River Steam Station
Duke Energy notified the City of Danville today of a brief discharge of water that occurred Wednesday at its Dan River Steam Station site in Eden, N.C. The discharge did not contain coal ash or any coal residuals.
The Bluegrass Blog
Jesse Smathers to Nothin Fancy
They have brought Jesse Smathers on to play guitar and sing tenor. He hails from Eden, NC and had worked previously with James King, on both mandolin and guitar.