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Virginia leaps forward on coal ash

Today, years of work by a host of dedicated citizens, conservation groups, and elected officials came to fruition, as Governor Ralph Northam sign...

Kingston coal ash disaster still reverberates 10 years later

Ten years ago, workers were several weeks into what would be the beginning of a multi-year cleanup of the largest toxic coal ash spill in U.S. hi...

Shelby County puts strict limits on TVA’s wells

This week, the Shelby County Health Department imposed strict limits on the use of wells drilled at Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Allen natu...

Coal ash cleanup victory in Virginia

Today, Virginia legislators from both sides of the aisle came together amid a remarkably tumultuous political backdrop, to pass a law that will o...

Stunning reversal in Virginia coal ash cleanup

Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state Secretary of Natural Resources Matthew Strickler announced a bipartisan agreement to clean u...

Coal ash pollution targeted under Virginia bill

Today, Virginia legislators considered a bill championed by Governor Ralph Northam that could finally put an end to coal ash pollution in Virgini...

Take action: Tell NC officials to demand coal ash clean up

Join communities across North Carolina in telling Governor Cooper and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that it should require D...

Duke Energy filings confirm groundwater pollution at Carolinas coal ash sites

Duke Energy’s coal ash lagoons are illegally polluting groundwater throughout the Carolinas with dangerous pollutants including arsenic and radio...

Georgia Power confirms coal ash ponds fail to meet federal restrictions

At least ten of Georgia Power’s toxic, unlined coal ash ponds sit dangerously close to the groundwater beneath them, according to the utility’s r...

Duke Energy confirms groundwater pollution at coal ash sites

Every Duke Energy coal ash site in the Carolinas is polluting groundwater, according to Duke Energy’s own filings. The only sites that are not po...

Coal ash stored near Virginia park linked to health risks

A new report finds that pollution coming from the Chesterfield Power Station may be leading to an increased health risk for some visitors to the...

Coal ash infrastructure fails in wake of Florence’s destruction

As Hurricane Florence continues to churn across the Southeast with many communities still in danger or waiting to fully assess damage, SELC is cl...

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