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Duke Energy Clean Up Your Coal Ash – Petition Delivery

February 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

Several groups delivered petitions to Duke Energy to Clean Up their Coal Ash ponds. In response to a recent Coal Ash Spill, hundreds gathered, chanted and handed to Duke Energy 8,898 signed petitions requesting the complete and speedy clean-up of the incident. The rally and petition exchange took place at Duke Energy’s Headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Accepting the signed petitions for the February 2nd coal ash spill at the Eden, NC plant was spokesperson Tom Williams from Duke Energy. Video from Dee Anonmiss From Dee Anonmiss – “they stated 3 people could go hand them in at [...]

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit From Pete Harrison, an attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance: Here is a map showing approximate locations of: the ongoing seepage pouring over orange rocks that Waterkeeper identified (orange line) the 48” pipe that collapsed on Feb. 2 causing the major spill event (red line) the 36” pipe that is now under question (yellow line) the only NPDES-permitted outfall for the entire ash impoundment (green line) Note that this is an approximation, based on incomplete information, and subject to [...]

NCDENR has known about groundwater contamination at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant for years

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

NCDENR has known about groundwater contamination at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant for years   In 2000, the coal industry made a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: It would self-monitor groundwater contamination if the agency did not regulate coal ash. Some of those promised groundwater monitoring wells weren’t installed until Dec. 2008 — the same month as the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster in Kingston, Tenn. So, there isn’t as much data as there should be. From Appalachian Voices, circa 2009, on groundwater contamination in North Carolina due to [...]

Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?

February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?           No? Well, the Internet does. The report,published in 2009, points out five recommendations to improve the structural integrity of the Dan River plant’s coal ash waste ponds. Duke Energy Corporation – Dan River Steam Station Cover Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 1 MB) Comments (PDF) (4 pp, 27 KB) Draft Report (PDF) (111 pp, 20 MB) Final Report (PDF) (133pp, 22 MB) Company Response/Action Plan (PDF) (4 pp, [...]

City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination

February 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

From our friends at CoalAshChronicles.com City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination While the Danville, Va., water utility is reporting that the water in their city is fine, you might want to know that they’re making that statement based in part on water sample testing that was done by Duke Energy — the company is collecting the samples and processing them in their private lab at its McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville, N.C. Barry Dunkley, the division director of water and wastewater treatment for Danville Utilities, [...]