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July 18, 2016, No comments

Years of rapid change with ever fewer management entities covering ever more counties sows confusion, makes accountability for costs and outcomes challenging.

For a short time on Feb. 12, crews were able to remove coal ash from a section of the river bottom near the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. A vacuum system, hoses and a containment truck are being used to remove ash deposited in an approximate 25 by 75 foot section of the river shoreline near the plant. The work in this isolated, stable area will advance the overall removal effort as the company and state and federal agencies continue monitoring any impacts to the river to determine whatever additional steps might be needed. Info and photo from Duke Energy.

How ‘harmless’ is coal ash?

July 15, 2016, 1 Comment

Duke Energy promotes article saying coal ash harmless, but scientist cited in report won't stand by its claims. Writer won't answer questions.

A vortex of coal ash swirls in the gray waters of the Dan River at Danville, Va. downstream from the Duke Energy Steam Station in Eden, N.C. John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Rules on coal ash rewritten, drawing outcry

July 1, 2016, No comments

Rules for how Duke Energy handles coal ash scrapped in new legislation, which environmental advocates deplore. Company pleased.