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Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.
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September 29, 2015, Comments Off on Duke Energy agrees to $20 million contamination settlement; Asheville cleanup to be accelerated

Duke Energy will pay $7 million in state fines for groundwater contamination at its 14 coal-fired power plants and spend $10 million to $15 million to accelerate cleanups at four of them, North Carolina’s environmental agency said Tuesday.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.

State asks to put Duke Energy coal ash cases on hold

August 19, 2015, Comments Off on State asks to put Duke Energy coal ash cases on hold

The motions drew sharp responses from Duke and environmental advocates who have come to cleanup terms on three of the plants.

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash near uptown Charlotte in the early morning June 22. The accident happened just after 4 a.m. on the Interstate 77 ramp to Morehead Street. Davie Hinshaw/Charlotte Observer

Traffic deaths up 19 percent in NC, 21 percent in SC

August 18, 2015, Comments Off on Traffic deaths up 19 percent in NC, 21 percent in SC

Traffic deaths are up 19 percent in North Carolina so far this year, mirroring a troubling national trend, according to data from the National Safety ...