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Duke Energy has pled guilty to nine criminal charges stemming from a broken pipe that dumped coal ash into the Dan River last year.

Duke Energy Ignored Warnings Before Ash Spill, Prosecutors Say

Duke Energy ignored repeated warnings before a broken pipe dumped tons of coal ash into the Dan River last year, prosecutors said Thursday as the company faced a federal judge. The company has agreed to settle for $102 million.

May 18, 2015
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Rural N.C. Sites Become Dump Grounds For Unwanted Coal Ash

By John Murawski, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) RALEIGH, N.C. — Years before the accidental coal ash spill into the Dan River in February, the waste was being dumped into creeks, wetlands and vacant fields across North Carolina. Scores of private ash sites were originally proposed for legitimate construction use — such as building […]

May 23, 2014