North Carolina Fines Duke Energy More Than $6.63M For Coal Ash Contamination

(February 10, 2016, 2:38 PM EST) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Feb. 8 fined Duke Energy Carolinas LLC $6,631,005.41 million for a coal ash spill at the company’s power plant on the Dan River (In the matter of: Duke Energy Carolinas LLC, No. DV-2016-0017, NCDEQ, Rockingham Co.).

(DEQ’s findings available. Document #15-160216-012X.)

Coal Ash

Duke Energy operates a coal ash plant that produces energy from steam using the Dan River as a source of water.

The company’s Dan River Steam Station was a coal combustion...
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