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On the grounds of Gov. Pat McCrory's alma mater, a parade of speakers called on state leaders to stop intervening in a scientific process and declare Buck Steam Station's coal ash high priority.

On the grounds of Gov. Pat McCrory's alma mater, a parade of speakers called on state leaders to stop intervening in a scientific process and declare Buck Steam Station's coal ash high priority.

It's up to you to enforce coal ash regulations

It's up to you to enforce coal ash regulations

March on Mansion at Mansion

March on Mansion at Mansion

The closure of coal ash ponds was brought back to the forefront across the Southeast in the wake of recent flooding in North Carolina.

The closure of coal ash ponds was brought back to the forefront across the Southeast in the wake of recent flooding in North Carolina.

Public hearings are taking place across the state for residents that live near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits. The comments the state collects will help rank the priority level of each site, which determines how the pits are cleaned – and ultimately closed. Belew’s Creek is one of those sites. It sits just northeast of Winston-Salem in Stokes County. Some people there haven’t been able to drink their well water for the past year due to contamination concerns.

Public hearings are taking place across the state for residents that live near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits. The comments the state collects will help rank the priority level of each site, which determines how the pits are cleaned – and ultimately closed. Belew’s Creek is one of those sites. It sits just northeast of Winston-Salem in Stokes County. Some people there haven’t been able to drink their well water for the past year due to contamination concerns.

Easy to overlook, the trickle of water flowed through thick mud to the expansive tidal lagoon, away from the ponds that hold some 15 million tons of coal ash from the Chesterfield Power Station.

Easy to overlook, the trickle of water flowed through thick mud to the expansive tidal lagoon, away from the ponds that hold some 15 million tons of coal ash from the Chesterfield Power Station.

About 1,000 gallons of stormwater leaked from a lined coal ash landfill at Duke Energy’s Rogers plant and reached a nearby creek, the utility announced. The leak, attributed to heavy rains in the area, was discovered during an inspection yesterday morning. However, Duke officials have said neither the creek nor the Broad River sustained significant contamination ...

About 1,000 gallons of stormwater leaked from a lined coal ash landfill at Duke Energy’s Rogers plant and reached a nearby creek, the utility announced. The leak, attributed to heavy rains in the area, was discovered during an inspection yesterday morning. However, Duke officials have said neither the creek nor the Broad River sustained significant contamination ...

John Daniels, a researcher who chairs UNCC's civil and environmental engineering department, and an expert on coal ash. Shows him standing in front of a blackboard with equations on it.

John Daniels, a researcher who chairs UNCC's civil and environmental engineering department, and an expert on coal ash. Shows him standing in front of a blackboard with equations on it.

Duke Energy begins delivering coal ash to a mine in Chatham County (photo by Duke Energy)

Duke Energy begins delivering coal ash to a mine in Chatham County (photo by Duke Energy)

Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station on the northern end of Lake Norman is the state's largest coal ash storage site. Regulators will have to decide whether to let Duke keep the ash where it is, or order it removed.

Duke Energy's Marshall Steam Station on the northern end of Lake Norman is the state's largest coal ash storage site. Regulators will have to decide whether to let Duke keep the ash where it is, or order it removed.

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