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SELC challenges TVA plan that risks polluting Memphis drinking water source with arsenic

SELC, on behalf of Protect Our Aquifer and the Sierra Club, sent a letter Wednesday demanding that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reconsider its plan to use the city’s only source of drinking water for a cooling system at its Allen natural gas...

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SELC acts to strengthen N.C. coal ash standards

As permit changes that could set a standard for North Carolina’s treatment of coal ash-laden wastewater move through approvals, SELC is weighing in to ensure strong measures to protect people’s health and the environment. At the same time, Duke...

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Outside experts find Dominion coal ash assessment inadequate

SELC has sent a letter to Virginia State Senators Scott Surovell and Amanda Chase providing its own assessment of the leaking coal ash pits in the Commonwealth after a Dominion assessment failed to consider realistic clean closure options or...

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New N.C. permit for Duke Energy coal ash pollution gets mixed reviews

In response to SELC legal action, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today announced that it will no longer permit natural streams as pollution-carrying discharge channels at Duke Energy’s Marshall steam station, north of Charlotte....

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Dominion ignores 2.1 million tons of coal ash in faulty assessment


In a glaring omission, Dominion Energy’s recent coal ash assessment fails to include any information about the large, unlined coal ash ponds leaking arsenic at its Chesapeake Energy Center, contrary to the requirements of the new Virginia law passed...

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Weak coal ash pollution permit at Kingston baffles many with still-fresh memories of coal ash spill

Nine years ago, Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant spilled more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge into the Clinch River and surrounding community when a retaining wall collapsed at one of the site’s leaking, unlined...

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Citizens go to federal court over Duke Energy coal ash pollution in Dan River Basin

Today SELC filed in federal court to stop Duke Energy’s violations of the Clean Water Act at its Belews Creek facility in Stokes County, north of Winston-Salem. Duke Energy’s Clean Water Act violations at the site include dumping its coal ash...

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Dominion’s coal ash assessment ignores common sense cleanup approach


A preliminary look at Dominion’s assessment of its coal ash pits in Virginia paints an unsettling picture of what lies ahead for the Commonwealth’s rivers and recreational areas. The assessment, required by a recently adopted bill in the Virginia...

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New study shows Dominion coal ash plans are holding back Virginia

The approximately 30 million tons of toxic coal ash that Dominion is storing in unlined pits at four Virginia power plants could be recycled and used in building materials according to a new study. The report, co-authored by Kevin Gardner and Scott...

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Maps released by Duke Energy outline extent of damage if coal ash storage fails again

Flooded homes, washed out highways, contaminated drinking water – these are just some of the possibilities if another Duke Energy coal ash spill were to occur. Residents and regulators now have a clearer picture of the extent of the possible damage...

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Duke Energy coal ash pollution in N.C. piedmont prompts citizens’ step toward federal court

Today SELC sent a notice of intent to sue Duke Energy to stop its violations of the Clean Water Act at its Belews Creek facility in Stokes County, near the predominantly African-American community of Walnut Tree, North Carolina, and nearby homes....

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TVA delays cleanup of unlined leaking coal ash pits with appeal of federal ruling

Tennessee Valley Authority filed an appeal today after a federal court ruled against the utility in August for allowing coal ash contamination of clean water at its Gallatin Fossil Plant. TVA wants the court order requiring it to dig up the coal ash...

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Duke Energy announces pending release of coal ash maps after SELC files notice

Duke Energy decided today to release previously withheld dam safety information for its coal ash sites two days after SELC filed notice of legal action on behalf of citizens’ groups. The utiilty said the information will become available in the...

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Duke Energy violates the law by hiding critical dam safety information

Update (10/09/17): After SELC and its clients took legal action, Duke Energy released critical dam safety information for coal ash sites across North Carolina. According to Duke Energy reports that were previously censored by the company, in...

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EPA grants coal ash-polluters’ request to rethink community protections

Just before a deadline to make utilities’ groundwater monitoring results public, the Environmental Protection Agency sided with utilities and granted their request to reconsider key provisions protecting people and the environment from their coal...

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TVA filed 5 motions asking the court to throw out all or part of Gallatin case

With the recent court ruling, SELC won its federal Clean Water Act trial against the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public utility, for its coal ash pollution of Tennessee’s Cumberland River. This is the first ruling of its kind in...

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Persistence at Chesapeake coal ash site means Dominion must remedy ongoing arsenic pollution

A years-long battle to stop Dominion Virginia Power from polluting the Elizabeth River with arsenic and heavy metals – including the nation’s first federal trial over coal ash storage – has resulted in a court order aimed at stopping the ongoing and...

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2 million tons of coal ash removed from banks of Wateree River in S.C.

Under a settlement agreement with SELC and the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, SCE&G reports that more than 2 million tons of coal ash and underlying soil have been removed from its coal ash lagoon on the banks of the Wateree River near Columbia,...

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Victory for clean water and communities in coal ash lawsuit against TVA

Today, a federal court in Nashville ruled against the Tennessee Valley Authority for coal ash leaks at its Gallatin Fossil Plant and ordered it excavate and move its coal ash from a leaking, unlined pit to a safe dry lined location. The ruling came...

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Breaking: Federal Judge dismisses Duke Energy’s attempt to forum shop N.C. coal ash case

A federal court judge ruled in SELC’s favor today when it dismissed Duke Energy’s attempt to “forum shop” a coal ash case in Virginia, rather than in North Carolina where the pollution occurred. “Duke Energy is desperate to avoid justice in North...

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SELC joins dozens questioning EPA delay in clean water protections

SELC Senior Attorney Frank Holleman testified this week at the only hearing scheduled by the Environmental Protection Agency on an indefinite delay of clean water protections. At issue are the federal Effluent Limitations Guidelines, which dictate...

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Federal rule key in coal ash cleanups

After decades without regulation, and following two major coal ash pollution disasters, in late 2015 the federal government finally established minimum standards for coal ash sites. With the Southeast being home to the largest number of coal ash...

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SELC, partners urge EPA not to delay federal protections against coal ash pollution

SELC and nearly 30 conservation organizations across the southeast are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to abandon its proposal to indefinitely delay important federal limits on harmful coal ash pollution. SELC submitted comments last...

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Under pressure, Duke Energy withdraws requests to add cancer-causing pollution to N.C. water

UPDATE, 7/28/17: Following an SELC lawsuit, North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality issued a new permit for Duke Energy's Cliffside power plant that prohibits the use of more bromides, which lead to the creation of carcinogens in...

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Duke Energy’s plan to leave coal ash in groundwater, floodplain violates federal law, groups say

UPDATE, 8/2/17: Today SELC filed suit against Duke Energy for its plan to improperly store coal ash at its Roxboro plant in eastern North Carolina. Background on the suit is available below. SELC, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association,...

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Groups go to court to stop Duke Energy’s coal ash pollution of Roanoke River Basin

Today SELC filed a citizen suit enforcement action under the Clean Water Act against Duke Energy for its ongoing illegal coal ash pollution at its Roxboro plant. The plant sits on the shores of Hyco Lake in Person County, N.C. Duke Energy’s coal ash...

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Lax pollution permits highlight broader concerns over Georgia Power’s coal ash dewatering plans

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s most recent draft permit to address coal ash wastewater fits a troubling pattern that does not bode well for Georgia Power’s plans to close all 29 of its coal ash ponds statewide. The latest permit is...

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Administration tells power plants they can keep polluting water

Along Tennessee’s scenic Cumberland River, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cumberland Fossil Plant dumps more mercury pollution into our waters than any other coal-fired power plant in the country. While Cumberland is one of the worst offenders,...

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SELC, partner prepare to challenge Duke Energy plans for another leaky coal ash dump in N.C.

Update (6/20/17): With no progress from Duke Energy on addressing the numerous violations related to coal ash pollution at its Mayo plant detailed below, SELC filed for enforcement action this week. The filling is believed to be the first citizen...

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Virginia Governor, legislators, environmental groups join forces to stand up to Dominion on coal ash

The Virginia Senate and House have approved Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to a coal ash bill that requires Dominion Energy to complete assessments of coal ash sites before it can receive any closure permits. This comes after months of...

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Court rules Dominion’s coal ash illegally pollutes Virginia’s Elizabeth River

A federal judge today ruled that Dominion Virginia Power is violating the Clean Water Act because coal ash is contaminating groundwater flowing from the site of a former coal-burning power plant into the nearby Elizabeth River. The judge agreed...

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Governor fights to protect Virginia’s waters from coal ash pollution

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has amended an important proposed bill for closing leaking coal ash pits in the Commonwealth and sent the bill back to the General Assembly. The Governor’s version of Senate Bill 1398 moves the language back in line...

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Duke Energy coal ash polluting N.C.’s Hyco Lake, violating Clean Water Act
 


Today, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, SELC notified Duke Energy of its intent to file suit in federal court for illegal coal ash pollution of Hyco Lake and the Dan River and Roanoke River Basins. The pollution is leaking into the...

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Virginia coal ash bill pushing Dominion to provide more info heads to full committee

Virginia is inching toward getting Dominion Virginia Power to clean up its coal ash problem in the Commonwealth. Monday a House of Delegates subcommittee unanimously voted to advance a bill requiring Dominion to provide more information on their...

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Virginia General Assembly giving coal ash storage a much-needed closer look

This past Thursday, the third anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill, Virginia legislators took a small but significant step towards addressing the state’s coal ash problem. A coal ash bill introduced by Sen. Scott Surovell (D-39) made it out...

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Gallatin coal ash trial concludes as SELC reveals decades-long trouble at TVA site

In a four-day federal trial, SELC attorneys made public dozens of internal documents from the Tennessee Valley Authority showing a decades-long history of coal ash discharges into the Cumberland River. Judge Waverly Crenshaw set an April deadline...

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Dominion Power polluting park

Toxic chemicals, including high levels of arsenic, coming from Dominion Power’s adjacent Chesterfield Power Station are polluting a widely used public recreation area along the James River. People regularly boat, fish, and hike in Virginia’s Dutch...

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Trial to address decades of TVA coal ash pollution starts Monday

For more than 50 years, toxic coal ash pollution has been leaking from the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin plant into Tennessee’s Cumberland River, which is the drinking source for more than 1 million Tennesseans. Starting Monday, TVA will be...

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Buried Chesapeake coal ash “highly vulnerable” to coastal hazards

More than two million tons of coal ash buried on the banks of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River is “highly vulnerable” to both Atlantic storms and sea-level rise, according to a new report from coastal scientists. The report, commissioned...

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TVA refuses to disclose water quality data from leaking Gallatin coal ash site

The Tennessee Valley Authority is refusing to turn over data showing that groundwater wells at the Gallatin Coal Ash plant on the banks of the Cumberland River—Nashville's drinking water supply—exceed maximum contamination levels of the state water...

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Gallatin, Tenn. coal ash leaks are a hidden environmental disaster

Eight years ago today, a breach at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil Plant discharged more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash into the Clinch River, destroying homes, contaminating the confluence of the Emory, Clinch, and...

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SELC, N.C. conservation groups reach settlement on coal ash pollution near Wilmington

Conservation groups are giving thanks for reaching a settlement with Duke Energy that secures up to $1.5 million for water quality and conservation efforts in the lower Cape Fear Watershed near Wilmington. Earlier this year, the N.C. Superior Court...

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Alabama Power announces inadequate preliminary coal ash closure plans

Alabama Power Company has announced details for its preliminary coal ash closure plans, proposing to leave behind the ash at all six of its coal plants throughout the state. Although the utility stated last October it would close its coal ash...

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EPA refutes TVA claim that cap-in-place coal ash plans have federal blessing

Despite claims to the contrary, the Tennessee Valley Authority did not receive federal sign off on its plans to cap coal ash in place across its territory, a plan that would leave the toxic ash sitting in groundwater and in leaky pits next to our...

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Federal commission blasts EPA for adding to burdens of disadvantaged citizens

In a recent report, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found that the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly overlooks the undue burden coal ash storage and fracking places on minority and low-income neighborhoods. In analysis after analysis,...

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SELC, partners obtain agreement requiring coal ash removal from Duke Energy’s Buck Plant

SELC, Yadkin Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance reached a settlement with Duke Energy that requires the removal of all the coal ash from the unlined, leaking coal ash pits at Duke Energy’s Buck facility on the Yadkin River in Salisbury, North...

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Holleman honored

Just five years after joining SELC, Senior Attorney Frank Holleman has emerged as the region’s–maybe the nation’s–most effective advocate for cleaning up toxic coal ash pits and lagoons. He’s gained hard-fought victories in court, through...

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Testing shows high levels of arsenic in water next to leaking, unlined N.C. coal ash pits

New, third-party testing of water in the Yadkin River near unpermitted and illegal seeps in Duke Energy’s coal ash dams shows that the river is contaminated with arsenic levels more than four times higher than water safety standards. Arsenic is one...

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Coal ash pollution found at popular James River park

Coal ash toxins are leaking into fishing and boating areas from the pits at the Chesterfield Power Station, according to recent testing of water and sediment. SELC and the James River Association recently sent test results to state officials,...

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NCDEQ proposes permitting Duke Energy’s leaks of coal ash polluted wastewater into rivers

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has proposed three new permits to allow Duke Energy once more to pollute the Roanoke River Basin with polluted wastewater—the same river basin where Duke Energy had its 2014 catastrophic spill....

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TVA finalizes damaging plan to leave coal ash in place

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced its decision today to move forward with a plan that leaves millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits across the Southeast. TVA’s decision to continue polluting groundwater indefinitely poses...

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Groups oppose TVA’s coal ash cover up plan as public comment period ends

Several groups issued a final appeal to the Tennessee Valley Authority to reverse course on a controversial plan to permanently cover up millions of tons of coal ash in leaking, unlined pits in or adjacent to rivers in Alabama, Tennessee, and...

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New map shows drinking water supplies for 3M in Tennessee and Alabama at risk from TVA coal ash

A new SELC map shows that drinking water supplies for 3 million people–2,300,000 in Tennessee and 700,000 in Alabama–are downstream from leaking, unlined coal ash sites located on or in rivers that TVA proposes to cover up and let pollute rivers and...

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Breaking: NC Senate unveils latest Duke Energy coal ash bailout bill

The following is a statement by Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding the latest Duke Energy Bailout Bill, HB 630, that came out of closed doors today and is moving quickly through the North Carolina...

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Coal ash trial ends; judge to decide later

The first federal trial focusing on a utility’s toxic coal ash leaks as a violation of the Clean Water Act ended Friday after four days of testimony from experts who explained how arsenic-tainted groundwater travels from ash pits into the Elizabeth...

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TVA doubles down on coal ash cover up plan, despite growing public concern

As other utilities in the region commit to clean up toxic coal ash sites in response to growing public health concerns, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has finalized a plan to simply leave millions of tons of its coal ash in place to continue...

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SELC efforts lead to stricter coal ash permits; Bigger “pollute-in-place” challenge still looms

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has taken another unfortunate step towards allowing Dominion to seal up decades of leaking, toxic coal ash pits over SELC objections. At the closed Chesapeake Energy Center plant in Chesapeake, and...

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Judge orders excavation of 4 more N.C. coal ash sites

Wake County Superior Court issued its order this week requiring the excavation and cleanup of coal ash from leaking, unlined pits on the Dan River in Eden, Mountain Island Lake near Charlotte, the French Broad River in Asheville, and the Cape Fear...

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Virginia DEQ’s rubber-stamp permits do nothing to stop coal ash pollution

A draft permit issued today by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality would allow the state’s largest utility to begin the process of burying toxic coal ash on the flood-prone banks of the Elizabeth River, and would do nothing to stop the...

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Breaking: N.C. General Assembly approves Duke Energy coal ash bailout bill

The following is a statement by Senior Attorney Frank Holleman regarding the Duke Energy coal ash bailout bill, S 71, approved by the North Carolina General Assembly today. “This bill is a political bailout of Duke Energy. At Duke's bidding, the...

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Breaking: Bill backtracking on state Coal Ash Management Act racing through N.C. Legislature

The following is a statement by Frank Holleman, Senior Attorney, regarding the Duke Energy coal ash bailout bill, S71, pending in the North Carolina General Assembly tonight. “This bill is the latest attempt by Raleigh politicians to bail out Duke...

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N.C. DEQ asks for new deadline to finalize coal ash storage classifications

Today the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released new classifications for Duke Energy’s coal ash storage across the state. In the rankings, all sites are listed as high or intermediate priority, meaning the ash would be...

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Residents ask to be heard after N.C. DEQ coal ash failures

SELC’s Chandra Taylor calls for civil rights investigation into North Carolina’s handling of coal ash   North Carolinians recently gave powerful voice to the civil rights, health, and environmental impacts of coal ash from Duke Energy’s Belews...

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SELC, partners urge DEQ to excavate Duke Energy coal ash

On behalf of citizen groups across North Carolina, SELC submitted comments advocating that all of Duke Energy’s leaking, unlined coal ash pits threatening our drinking water sources across the state are high risk and high priority. The comments...

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SELC, partners to weigh-in on overlap of coal ash, environmental justice, and fracking issues in NC

Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station is home to one of the largest, unlined leaking coal ash lagoons in North Carolina. Tomorrow, the nearby town of Walnut Cove will host a town hall for the North Carolina Advisory Committee of the United States...

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Public park, toxic coal ash side-by-side at Dominion’s Chesterfield plant

The rutted walking trail twists nearly six miles through the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, winding through woods and wetlands, past boat launches and fishing piers. A stretch of the trail borders a six-foot chain-link fence cloaked in nylon privacy...

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N.C. court orders coal ash clean up over state objections

Today the North Carolina Superior Court issued orders requiring the cleanup of coal ash from three leaking Duke Energy sites in North Carolina. “Cleanup of these leaking coal ash sites, and four more covered by a pending motion, have been the goal...

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Coal ash cleanup paying off in South Carolina

South Carolina utilities have been issuing groundwater monitoring reports as they remove coal ash from their unlined coal as pits, and there are clear signs that groundwater pollution is dropping. These findings reinforce the wise move recently...

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Georgia Power remains vague on details of coal ash closure plan

Georgia Power Company announced earlier today that plans to close its 29 coal ash ponds at 11 coal fired power plants across Georgia are in development, but did not disclose details beyond a general timeline. In a news release, the utility says it...

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N.C. residents ask for coal ash cleanup in their communities

Update: Please note that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality extended its deadline for public comment on the leaking, unlined coal ash storage at Duke Energy’s Cape Fear, Roxboro, and Mayo facilities until April 25. North...

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Virginia’s chief environmental regulator went to The Masters on the dime of a major state polluter

Today public radio station WAMU 88.5 revealed that David Paylor, the head of Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), went on a trip to the Masters Golf Tournament in 2013 paid for by Dominion Virginia Power, a utility regulated by DEQ.  According...

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SELC responds to Virginia coal ash wastewater settlements

The recent settlements of coal ash wastewater appeals at Possum Point and Bremo Bluff emphasize flaws in the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s permitting process. On Tuesday, Prince William County announced it had settled its appeal of...

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SELC, James River Association reach settlement with Dominion on coal ash wastewater

SELC attorneys have helped negotiate a settlement that ends one part of the coal-ash saga at the Bremo Bluff Power Station, where Dominion Virginia Power had a permit to dump polluted water into the James River. The James River Association (JRA),...

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U.S. Senate hears SELC coal ash testimony

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today heard testimony on coal ash storage from SELC’s Senior Attorney Frank Holleman. The testimony was in response to Senate Bill 2446, which is aimed at stripping effective citizen...

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Now is the time for N.C. residents to weigh in on coal ash clean ups

North Carolina is in the midst of a public comment period aimed at gathering feedback on how Duke Energy must handle its leaking, unlined coal ash sites across the state. At stake is whether Duke Energy must remove its coal ash to safer, dry lined...

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SELC, partners appeal Dominion’s licenses to pollute Virginia waterways

Today, on behalf of Potomac Riverkeeper Network, SELC filed an appeal of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permit to Dominion allowing the company to legally pollute Quantico Creek and the Potomac River with 150 million gallons...

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“Cover up” of TVA coal ash is not clean up

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) proposes to leave toxic coal ash indefinitely in leaking, unlined pits along Tennessee waterways if a draft plan under review becomes final. In its draft plan, TVA plans to construct a cap over coal ash waste where...

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Emptied coal ash pond at Virginia Dominion Power site raises questions

In June 2015, our partner Potomac Riverkeeper Network took aerial photographs revealing the unexpected draining of coal ash wastewater from “Pond E” at Virginia Dominion Power’s Possum Point Power Plant into Quantico Creek, a tributary of the...

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South Carolina coal ash removal ahead of schedule while North Carolina stalls

As Duke Energy stalls on moving ash at seven of its 14 unlined, leaking coal ash sites across North Carolina, South Carolina utility Santee Cooper reports that it has removed one-third of the coal ash from its Grainger plant’s coal ash pits ahead of...

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Lawsuit threatened against TVA for known violations at leaky Cumberland Fossil Plant

Today SELC filed a notice of intent to sue Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in federal court over violations of the Clean Water Act at TVA’s Cumberland Fossil Plant. TVA’s own studies show that more than forty years of storing coal ash waste in...

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Duke Energy and state officials dine at North Carolina governor’s mansion

A story published by WRAL highlights the relationship between North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s administration and the nation’s largest utility, Duke Energy (where Governor McCrory was an employee for 28 years). While the state is responsible...

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NC DEQ fails to rate the risk of most Duke Energy’s coal ash

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is required by state law to act today (New Year’s Eve) to rate the risks posed by Duke Energy’s leaking coal ash sites across the state.  This requirement is contained in the same state statute...

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SELC opposes delay in Tennessee state lawsuit over leaking TVA coal ash

On Wednesday SELC and partners opposed a motion to indefinitely delay a state lawsuit against Tennessee Valley Authority over decades of toxic coal ash pollution from its Gallatin power plant northeast of Nashville. SELC’s filing takes issue with...

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Staff report: Majority of Duke’s N.C. coal ash lagoons present “high risk”

27 of Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash lagoons in North Carolina are high risk, according to an analysis by state staff. An additional three pits were listed as intermediate risk, with only two receiving a low-risk designation. The upside to these...

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State environmental agency could ok dumping contaminated coal ash wastewater in Virginia rivers

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has recently issued two woefully inadequate draft permits that would allow Dominion Virginia Power to dump hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated coal ash wastewater from its Bremo...

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Court rejects Dominion’s motion to dismiss coal ash lawsuit

Friday the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dominion Virginia Power’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by SELC, on behalf of Sierra Club, over the illegal contamination of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River...

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Test results confirm TVA’s coal ash leaking into Cumberland River, private drinking wells

Toxic coal ash in the Cumberland River near Tennessee Valley Authority’s Gallatin Fossil Plant was confirmed in tests released today by SELC, Tennessee Clean Water Network, and Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association. The Cumberland River is the source...

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Court rules in favor of citizens’ rights in N.C. coal ash case

A ruling late yesterday questioned the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for failing to enforce water protections and approved citizen involvement in a coal ash case against Duke Energy. The ruling from the U.S. District Court for...

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SELC, partners aim to require Duke accountability for coal ash pollution of groundwater

Refusing to sit by while the state agrees to abandon enforcement of groundwater pollution laws, today SELC filed a legal challenge asking the Superior Court to overturn approval of a settlement between Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of...

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Georgia Power, Alabama Power to begin addressing coal ash storage

Georgia Power and Alabama Power have announced plans to close their respective coal ash storage ponds, though both utilities remain tight-lipped on the specifics of those closure plans. The announcements come as the utilities face deadlines under...

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