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Coal Ash News

Clean Water for NC compiles coal ash news from NC and beyond in a weekly news digest called the “AshUpdates.” To subscribe, click here!

AshUpdates Archive!

Duke still fighting coal ash cleanup in court!, Oct. 17, 2019

EPA hears nationwide criticism for rollbacks!, Oct. 10, 2019

Lax EPA coal ash rules under fire!, Oct. 3, 2019

Critics: EPA’s coal ash plan lets polluters of the hook, Sept. 27, 2019

Duke to accelerate coal plant closures, Sept. 19, 2019

Hurricane Recovery, Coal Ash Concerns, Sept. 12, 2019

Carolinas brace for Dorian, threats to hazardous sites, Sept. 5, 2019

More delays on rate-making bill, TVA workers demand help!, Aug. 30, 2019

Rate-making bill stalled, coal ash workers ask for help, Aug. 23, 2019

NC joins 29 states suing EPA over clean air rollbacks!, Aug. 15, 2019

Weak DEQ oversight revealed at NC ash dump, Aug. 8, 2019

Judge rules in favor of DEQ, Duke forced to excavate ash!, Aug. 2, 2019

Duke settlement 5 yrs after Dan River spill!, July 24, 2019

EPA drops financial responsibility for polluters!, July 12, 2019

Elevated contamination, Chatham Co. Coal Ash Landfill, June 27, 2019

TN, GA Utilities to Clean Up Larger Pits Than Duke, June 20, 2019

Vanadium, Chromium 6 in Chatham wells!, June 13, 2019

Unmonitored, unreported coal ash spills!, June 6, 2019

Coal’s dirty legacy, who pays?, May 30, 2019

EPA, TVA Downplay Coal Ash Respiratory Risks!, May 23, 2019

Coal Ash Battles Across US States, May 15, 2019

NC Senate passes Duke-authored rate bill!, May 9, 2019

Duke Appeals Decision to Excavate, April 30, 2019

Rate hike? Duke-authored bill gets pushback, April 18, 2019

Excavation celebration; Duke to appeal, April 12, 2019

Celebrate! Full Excavation of all NC Coal Ash Sites!, April 4, 2019

Duke Still Clutching Coal in Clean Energy Plan, March 28, 2019

Tell NC Officials Communities Need Full Excavation!, March 21, 2019

Contamination at coal ash sites nationwide!, March 7, 2019

Free well testing for NC residents!, February 22, 2019

Comment deadline! Speak out!, February 14, 2019

TVA to pass legal costs onto ratepayers!, February 8, 2019

Send Comments by 2/15 on Ash Closures!, February 1, 2019

Comments Needed on Ash Closures!, January 24, 2019

Ash Closure Meetings!; Groundwater Poisoned in GA, IN, KY, January 17, 2019

Speak Out! Basin Closure for Belews Creek Thurs, January 9, 2019

Coal ash closure meetings Jan 10-29!, January 4, 2019

Coal Ash Violations in 22 States!, December 21, 2018

Contaminated groundwater in all coal ash states!, December 13, 2018

Trump EPA to Weaken Coal Plant Emissions, December 7, 2018

Investors take action on coal ash!, November 29, 2018

The only two ash pits found to be compliant with federal rules in the Carolinas have been fully excavated!, November 21, 2018

DEQ : 7 Big NC Coal Ash Sites To Be Considered for Capping—No Hearings??, November 15, 2018

Verdict! Despite missing evidence, Kingston workers get a shot at justice!, November 8, 2018

Hidden Dangers of Coal Ash Exposed!, October 31, 2018

40 Tons of Coal Ash near High School; Hurricane Climate Lessons, October 24, 2018

Kingston Coal Ash Clean Up Workers Sick, Dying, Lied to, October 18, 2018

CCR Rule Comments due Oct 15! 2nd hurricane threatens water quality, October 11, 2018

CCR Rules deadline Oct. 15! More Florence aftermath, October 4, 2018

Final CCR Hearing Tonight!, September 27, 2018 (mini edition)

Ash Released, Dams Breached by Flood; CCR Hearings!, September 24, 2018

Coal Ash and Hog Waste Could be Released by Florence!, September 12, 2018

Speak Up for More Protective Coal Ash Rules, August 30, 2018

Eco-Justice tour features coal ash!, August 15, 2018

EPA to Gouge Coal Ash Rules; Part of Buck Plant Imploded, August 2, 2018

AG Appeals Coal Ash Ruling; EPA Coal Ash Rollbacks, July 27, 2018