Coal Ash Excavation

Closure Determination

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has secured the excavation of nearly 80 million tons of coal ash at six facilities in North Carolina.   Under a settlement agreement with community and environmental groups and Duke Energy that ends the appeal litigation, Duke Energy will move forward with excavation plans at the Allen, Belews Creek, Cliffside, Marshall, Mayo and Roxboro sites, moving coal ash into on-site lined landfills.  
The excavation is the largest coal ash clean up in the nation’s history and will result in more excavation than in four neighboring states combined.  
Closure plans are posted for each facility below.

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