Water Pollution

Energy & Environment
7:27 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Most Duke Plants Ready For EPA Mercury Rule Anyway

Pipes inside the Marshall Steam Station carry coal, water, and steam. Marshall is one of two coal plants in the state that would not comply with the EPA's mercury rule, which the Supreme Court remanded to a lower court.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

A federal rule to lower mercury, arsenic, lead, and other potentially toxic heavy metals from power plants lies in limbo after a Supreme Court decision Monday. But in the Carolinas, the practical effect will be minimal.


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WFAE Talks
3:13 am
Mon April 28, 2014

WFAE Talks Common Core, Water Pollution, And More Water Pollution

North Carolina lawmakers move to take Common Core education standards off the books. Greg, Lisa and Ben also discuss WFAE's latest Public Conversations forum, What's In Our Water? Plus, the reason environmentalists are so upset with Governor McCrory's coal ash proposal.