Coal Ash - Blog

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today sent a letter in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for a 90-day extension on the review period for draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for coal ash facilities in North Carolina. The letter asks that the EPA complete its review of the permit within the 60-day public comment period, if possible, which closes May 5.

Continue Reading

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) today received a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting a 90-day extension on the review period for draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for coal ash facilities in North Carolina. DENR has proposed modifying existing permits for wastewater discharges as part of the permit renewal process for the Allen, Marshall and Riverbend coal ash facilities near Charlotte.

Continue Reading

DENR statement on the criminal charges filed against Duke Energy companies on Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice: DENR is pleased to see that the U.S. Department of Justice has conducted a thorough investigation into environmental crimes committed by Duke Energy, and that several of the criminal counts against Duke Energy are consistent with the allegations contained in DENR’s civil lawsuits filed against the utility in 2013.

Continue Reading

UPDATED 2/18/2015 WITH CORRECTED LINK (Feb. 16, 2015) -- The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has two new staff members starting soon: a new general counsel and a new legislative liaison. In preparation for bring them up to speed on coal ash matters, the department created a document entitled "Coal Ash Management at the  N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources."    Click here to access the document.   # # #

Continue Reading

  MEETING AGENDA BENEFICIAL REUSE OF COAL ASH AD HOC COMMITTEE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION   UNC Charlotte Campus Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) Room 3344     November 24, 201410:00 a.m.   General Statute §138-15 mandates that the Chairman inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Environmental Management Commission’s Beneficial Reuse of Coal Ash ad hoc Committee. If so, please state at this time.   Dr. Albert Rubin, Chairman Presiding I. Preliminary Matters

Continue Reading

Duke Energy has provided state officials with its plans for assessing groundwater quality at the utility’s 14 coal-fired power plants in North Carolina.  The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources required Duke Energy to submit Groundwater Assessment Plans as part of the effort to cleanup or mitigate groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal ash storage ponds. The company met Friday’s deadline for submitting the plans to the state agency. 

Continue Reading
Subscribe to