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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 [...]

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, [...]