by Emily Atkin Posted on September 5, 2014
Workers at the landfill were allegedly told that the coal ash contained “such low levels of arsenic, it made no difference.”
One prisoner developed welts on his left side and frequently felt dizzy, nauseous, and short of breath.
by Ari Phillips Posted on August 21, 2014
Every year the U.S. produces 140 million tons of coal ash pollution, the toxic by-product that is left over after the coal is burned.
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by Katie Valentine Posted on June 30, 2014
The Southern Environmental Law Center says the bill leaves 2.6 million North Carolinians at risk.
by Katie Valentine Posted on June 20, 2014
Documents from as early as 1986 show inspectors warned about possible weaknesses in the pipe that burst in February.
by Katie Valentine Posted on May 29, 2014
"Nobody really pays attention to the constant pollution that we're dealing with, especially in Kentucky. Our state is ground zero for this.”
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 23, 2014
The deal puts Duke on the hook for cleanup and oversight costs, with looming fines if the EPA has to step in. Other lawsuits over the spill remain ongoing.
by Jeff Spross Posted on May 19, 2014
Workers have finally begun removing several deposits of the sludge that settled to the river bottom after a spill in February dumped 39,000 tons of coal ash into the river.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 9, 2014
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources joined Duke Energy on Monday in appealing a ruling that the company clean up groundwater pollution from its coal ash storage ponds.
by Emily Atkin Posted on April 4, 2014
Coal ash: the second largest form of waste generated in the United States, and no good place to put it.