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N.C. (AP) A North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps. Wake County Judge Paul Ridgeway's ruling comes a month after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke
North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Two formal
For months, two South Carolina electricity providers have been working to remove millions of tons of coal ash from waste pits. But just across the state line in North Carolina, top officials say this very type of ash-removal operation in South
A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimates that up to 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month. Researchers at Wake Forest University's Center for Energy, Environment
Did a cozy relationship between Duke Energy , America 's largest electric utility, and politically-connected state regulators in North Carolina contribute to the massive coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border earlier this month?
N.C. The tall stacks of a Duke Energy plant are a looming reminder of the environment dangers threatening a working class community outside of Wilmington. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton Steam Electric Plant coal-ash dumps is
State officials say Duke Energy has plugged a second pipe running under a huge coal ash dump that was leaking arsenic-laced groundwater into the Dan River, which is already polluted from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and
Actor Mark Ruffalo joined HuffPost Live Thursday morning to discuss a range of topics on water conservation, from regulation to fracking. Ruffalo founded Water Defense , a group that advocates for safe drinking water. During the talk, he expressed
Morwell's Pam Azlin, pictured on Thursday, constantly cleans in an attempt to rid her house of ash from the coal fire. Photo: Joe Armao While strong winds and rain reduced the smoke and haze over Morwell on Thursday, some residents who live near the
U.S. prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 more subpoenas seeking documents and ordering 19 state employees to testify before a grand jury, part of a broadening criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill.