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Terry Shelton, director of environmental services for Eden, explains the treatment process at Eden’s drinking-water plant. Photo: Gabe Rivin
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Coal waste may cause carcinogen spikes in drinking water

An investigation by North Carolina Health News finds water-quality issues from coal waste in municipalities near a Duke Energy coal plant outside of Eden. EDEN, NC — “[Terry] Shelton is the director of environmental services for the city of Eden, in Rockingham County, which draws its drinking water from the […]

Failing to identify obvious structural deficiencies in the Cape Fear dam, DENR also failed to disclose other potentially serious problems. Above, the crack in the dam, as well as a large bulge in the wall of the impoundment threatens to topple the discharge pipe.
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Duke Energy says it will move coal ash in response to spill

RALEIGH, NC — “Duke Energy Corp said on Wednesday it will move coal ash from three plants and speed up the closure of an additional basin as the company comes under increased scrutiny after a massive spill in North Carolina contaminated a river used for drinking water. In a letter […]

Coal ash pulled from the bottom of the Dan River near the site of the Duke Energy spill in Eden, N.C. (Photo courtesy of Dan River Basin Association)
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Duke Energy would charge customers for moving coal ash in NC

CHARLOTTE, NC — “As public pressure builds to dig up coal ash from waste lagoons in North Carolina, Duke Energy is facing a big cleanup bill that the electric utility has been trying to dodge. Early indications suggest Duke’s cost could approach $1 billion, based on ash removal expenses in South […]

Duke to exit Midwest commercial generation, puts 6,600 MW up for sale
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Duke to exit Midwest commercial generation, puts 6,600 MW up for sale

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Days after the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio denied Duke Energy Ohio Inc.‘s petition for capacity cost recovery, Duke Energy Corp. said Feb. 17 it plans to exit its Midwest commercial generation business and its ownership in 13 power plants in Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. ‘Our merchant power plants have delivered […]

Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer
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Where will the next one happen?

SANDERSVILLE, GA — “The Charlotte Observer reports that Duke Energy notified the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Sunday afternoon that one of their coal ash ponds at the Dan River Power Station was spilling coal ash waste and toxin contaminated water into the Dan River. The […]

Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. 
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NC river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spill

ON THE DAN RIVER, N.C. — “On the riverbank, hundreds of workers at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina scrambled to plug a hole in a pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre pond where the toxic ash was stored. Since the leak was first discovered by a […]

Duke Energy's Dan River Coal Ash Ponds.
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Coal ash spills into Dan River from closed Duke Energy plant

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy Carolinas says a burst stormwater pipe at the shuttered Dan River Steam Station has spilled an undetermined amount of coal ash into the Dan River. N.C. officials say it is not yet known whether the Sunday spill represents any safety hazard to the public. Duke […]

Six days after opening, Duke Energy’s controversial $3.5B Edwardsport plant shut down
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Six days after opening, Duke Energy’s controversial $3.5B Edwardsport plant shut down

EDWARDSPORT, IN — “Duke Energy’s controversial $3.5 billion power plant in Edwardsport broke down just six days after the utility company declared it operational, according to new regulatory filings. In testimony filed on July 3, plant manager Jack Stultz told regulators the plant had been offline since June 12 (Duke […]

Duke Energy names new CEO
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Duke Energy names new CEO

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Duke Energy on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has unanimously elected Lynn Good to succeed Jim Rogers as president and chief executive officer. Good, currently Duke’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will assume her new role July 1. Rogers will continue to serve […]

Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers to step down in settlement with NC regulator over merger dispute
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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers to step down in settlement with NC regulator over merger dispute

RALEIGH, NC — “Hours after the merger was completed July 2, Duke Energy’s board ousted Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson, who was supposed to take over the combined company. It had promised to keep him in place throughout the 18-month process of merging the two Fortune 500 energy companies headquartered […]