News Feed by Topic: Coal Ash

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... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash

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, n... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash,Water quality

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... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash

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 l... Read More »

State: Tennessee   Filed Under: Coal ash,Water quality

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... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash,Water quality

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 bil... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash

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 Kevi... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Coal ash

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 t... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash,Water quality

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, a... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Coal ash,Federal policy,Water quality

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... Read More »

State: Tennessee   Filed Under: Coal ash,Federal policy,Water quality

123