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Charlotte Observer
9:45 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Duke Energy Plant Reports Coal-Ash Spill

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, NC.
Credit John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

Duke Energy said Monday that 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash and up to 27 million gallons of water were released from a pond at its retired power plant in Eden into the Dan River, and were still flowing.

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Local News
10:13 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Study Claims Coal Ash Kills Almost 1M Fish In Sutton Lake

A picture of bluegill in Lemly's report. The report says the top bluegill's curved tail is abnormal, and indicative of deformities caused by selenium.
Credit Biological Assessment To Determine Impacts of Selenium Pollution From Coal Ash Wastewater Discharges on Fish Populations in Lake Sutton, NC / Southern Environmental Law Center

A new report funded by environmental organizations finds the chemical selenium kills nearly a million fish a year in a popular sport-fishing lake near Wilmington. The organizations blame a nearby Duke Energy coal plant. Duke says it is just another attack from groups with an anti-coal agenda.


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Science & Environment
3:56 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Court Orders EPA To Review Coal Ash Regulations

A federal judge has ordered the EPA to decide whether the byproduct from burning coal is a hazardous material that must be regulated. That decision will have big implications for North Carolina.


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