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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.
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 -

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.

Duke Energy-Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
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Coal ash bill could face hurdles in House

June 29, 2016, Comments Off on Coal ash bill could face hurdles in House

Senate bill criticized for not giving legislators role in oversight of coal ash disposal, while letting Duke Energy cap many of its unlined basins in ...