AP: Duke may be forced to move coal ash dumps

Here’s an excerpt from the Associated Press article:

North Carolina regulators say they may force Duke Energy to move a pair of leaky coal ash dumps, more than three weeks after a massive spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Tuesday it plans to reopen Duke’s wastewater discharge permit and consider changes that would require the company to remove its remaining coal ash from the site at Eden to a lined landfill away from the river. The agency’s statement makes no indication whether similar permitting changes are under consideration for Duke’s other 13 dumps in North Carolina.


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