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Environment
10:55 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Public Outcry Over Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill Puts Pressure on NC Regulators

Duke Energy has 32 coal ash ponds on 14 sites around the state. Several environmental groups, including the Yadkin Riverkeeper, the Dan River Basin and the Waterkeeper Alliance are concerned about the impact on drinking water because most of these coal ash disposal sites are unlined.
Credit Waterkeeper Alliance Inc.

After weeks of downplaying a massive coal ash spill that made its way into the Dan River near Eden, North Carolina regulators issued violation notices Monday to five more Duke Energy power plants. The violations are in addition to two citations late last week.

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Environment
1:02 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

WFU Drone Aircraft Provides a New Look at the Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

Miles Silman (left), and Max Messinger (right) are part of the research team at Wake Forest University who created a drone to monitor and collect data from the coal ash spill in Eden, North Carolina.
Credit Keri Brown

A team of researchers and students at Wake Forest University are providing a new view of the Duke Energy coal ash spill in Rockingham County.

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Environment
10:30 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

'It Feels Like a Funeral' : Rockingham County Residents React to Coal Ash Spill

At Draper Landing in Eden, Harold Byrd (left) and Donald Perdue of Rockingham County say they have fished the Dan and hunted its banks for years, eating what they caught and killed. Those days are over, they say.
Credit Justin Catanoso

It’s been three weeks since Duke Energy announced that a major pipe leak was causing thousands of gallons of toxic coal ash to empty into the Dan River. The incident in Rockingham County is estimated to be the third-largest coal ash spill in the nation's history.

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Environment
6:09 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Environmental Group's Water Quality Report From Dan River Coal Ash Spill Released

A mix of sludge and coal ash lines the banks of the Dan River in Eden. Scientists with the Waterkeeper Alliance are among several environmental groups who are monitoring the river.
Credit Waterkeeper Alliance

Environmental regulators say they are still waiting on tests to determine whether the poisonous sludge had seeped into water supplies in North Carolina and Virginia, but several environmental groups have been conducting some of their own testing.

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Environment
4:07 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water

Scientists with Appalachian Voices are collecting water samples from the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Photo by Eric Chance / Appalachian Voices

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a coal ash spill into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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