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DENR Statement on Duke Energy's Announcement for On-Site Coal Ash Landfills

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:00am

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released the following statement regarding Duke Energy's announcement that it would be building fully lined coal ash landfills at its Dan River and Sutton Plants: 

The plans Duke Energy announced today for the Sutton and Dan River ash basins are consistent with the excavation plans they submitted to us in November and with the comments we sent back to them. In order to reduce the environmental threat to our waterways and groundwater, we hope the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will act quickly on the discharge permits they are reviewing. We cannot move forward with this process until that review is complete.