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  1. Duke Energy, NC Agency Disputing $6.6M Fine For Coal Ash Pollution

    by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer

    News Duke Energy denies that the 112 million tons of coal ash in its 33 storage pits are polluting ... a big spill of liquefied coal ash. Attorneys for both sides said delaying Monday's scheduled ... original culprit of the coal ash spill is seen at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry ...

  2. Environmentalists, Utilities Eye Virginia Coal Ash Trial

    by Alan Suderman, The Associated Press

    coal ash waste left over from decades of burning coal. Alan Suderman, The Associated Press Potentially ... far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of coal ash waste left over from decades of burning coal ... . Spurred by high-profile coal ash spills and new federal regulations, utilities are grappling with the ...

  3. The Massive Cost of Cleaning Duke Energy's Toxic Coal Ash Pit

    by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer

    drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile ... tons of liquefied coal ash taken from two other pits closer to the river's edge. A burst pipe at ... live near coal ash pits fear the waste allows heavy metals to filter into their groundwater, and they ...

  4. Study Finds Elevated Radioactivity In Coal Ash

    by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

    published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, showed that coal ash in all three major ... that when the coal is burned, the radium isotopes are concentrated in ash while lead-210 becomes ... chemically volatile and binds to ash particles. As a result, coal ash radioactivity is up to five times ...

  5. Federal Judge Hits NC Agency For Duke Energy Coal Ash Duties

    by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

    coal ash leaking from Duke Energy storage pits around the Buck power plant on the Yadkin River near ... overseeing clean-up of more than 30 coal ash pits at 14 plants under a state law passed in the wake of last ... year's massive spill into the Dan River. The toughest coal ash law in the country addresses a problem ...

  6. Duke Energy Reaches $7M Deal With NC On Coal Ash

    by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

    settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups ... regulators at Duke Energy's coal ash basins around the state. The settlement also triggers accelerated ... after a 2014 a coal ash spill at the utility's Eden power plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan ...

  7. Duke Energy Reaches $7 Million Deal With NC on Coal Ash

    by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

    settle allegations of groundwater pollution at its coal ash pits and to perform accelerated cleanups ... regulators at Duke Energy's coal ash basins around the state. The settlement also triggers accelerated ... after a 2014 a coal ash spill at the utility's Eden power plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan ...

  8. Study Finds Elevated Radioactivity In Coal Ash

    by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

    published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, showed that coal ash in all three major ... that when the coal is burned, the radium isotopes are concentrated in ash while lead-210 becomes ... chemically volatile and binds to ash particles. As a result, coal ash radioactivity is up to five times ...

  9. Study Finds Elevated Radioactivity in Coal Ash

    by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

    published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, showed that coal ash in all three major ... that when the coal is burned, the radium isotopes are concentrated in ash while lead-210 becomes ... chemically volatile and binds to ash particles. As a result, coal ash radioactivity is up to five times ...

  10. House Approves Bill to Tweak Coal Ash Standards

    by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

    Protection Agency. The rule set the first national standards for so-called coal ash, treating it more like ... was needed because the EPA rule leaves open the possibility that coal ash could be designated as ... of a coal ash containment site in Tennessee, and a massive spill last year in North Carolina serve as ...

  11. NC Investigating at Clay Mine Set to be Filled With Coal Ash

    by The Associated Press

    environmental laws near an open-pit mine in Chatham County that is being prepared to hold coal ash. The state ... fill the mine with coal ash removed from several Duke Energy dumps that are set to be closed. Chatham ... the company prepared a railroad bed needed to transport coal ash to the mine. News ...

  12. Environmental Group Sues Dominion Over Coal Ash Ponds

    by The Associated Press

    a coal ash pond at a former power plant is polluting groundwater. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the ... lawsuit says coal ash ponds at the site of a former power plant in Chesapeake are leaking arsenic and ... http://www.chem.info/news/2015/03/environmental-group-sues-dominion-over-coal-ash-ponds Dominion Virginia Power is being sued by an environmental group that says a coal ash pond at ...

  13. Coal Ash Spill: A Billion Barrels of Muck

    by CBS News, 60 Minutes

    Videos http://www.chem.info/videos/2014/12/coal-ash-spill-billion-barrels-muck From the archives: ... A massive coal ash spill turned a Tennessee town into an "apocalyptic moonscape," Lesley Stahl ... reported in 2009. Is coal ash a hazardous waste or are the risks overstated? The coal industry is pushing ...

  14. Duke Energy Plans To Dig Up, Move Coal Ash From Most Pits

    by The Associated Press

    Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds in North Carolina, ... excavate coal ash from 20 of its 32 North Carolina pits. A state law passed last year requires the ... company's coal ash cleanup, called Duke Energy's announcement a big step forward. "We will keep ...

  15. Duke Energy Plans to Dig Up, Move Coal Ash From Most Pits

    by The Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ... now plans to excavate coal ash from 20 of its 32 North Carolina pits. A state law passed last year ... lawsuits seeking to force the company's coal ash cleanup, called Duke Energy's announcement a big ...

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