Activists hosting coal ash meeting
In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, file 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.