State officials finalize environmental protection order in Gaston County

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:00am

State environmental officials finalized last week a consent order for Duke Energy’s Riverbend facility in Gaston County. The consent order imposes additional monitoring of seeps to ensure protection of the environment. The order also includes fines for seeps that were supposed to be permitted back in 2010. The consent order is part of an overall strategy requiring full closure of the Riverbend facility by August 1, 2019, and in accordance with the state coal ash law

The consent order was publicly noticed and the comment period was closed on Nov. 4, 2016. 

You may view the special order of consent here