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  • Yorkshire planning approval for bottom ash recycler

    Yorkshire recycling park Beeley Woodhas gained planning permission for a bottom ash recycling facility to be built onsite. A facility, with the capacity to process about 52,000 tonnes of bottom ash into marketable ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as aggregates for use in the construction industry, will be built by Ballast Phoenix. Supply contracts for the facility are still being finalised ...

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coal ash lines river 70 miles from NC spill site

    Federal officials said Tuesday that toxic coal ash has coated the bottom of a North Carolina river as many as 70 miles downstream of a Duke Energy dump where a massive spill occurred two weeks ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advised that a massive pile of coal ash about 75 feet long and as much as 5 feet deep has been detected on the ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina Gov. McCrory briefed on Duke coal ash lawsuit

    North Carolina's top environmental official said Monday that he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory before intervening in lawsuits against Duke Energy, resulting in a negotiated settlement that fined the $50 billion corporation $99,111 to resolve violations over groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Environmentalists ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

    North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA reaches deal with Duke to clean river coal ash

    Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River that coated 70 miles of the waterway in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it had finalized an enforceable ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke: Moving coal ash from water would cost up to $10 billion

    Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. In a presentation to a state legislative committee, Duke's North Carolina president ...


    By Associated Press

  • Statement by H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe President of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to the Closing Ceremony of the Global South-South Development Expo Nairobi, Kenya

    Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I am truly pleased to be here with you for this closing ceremony. Until this past September, I had the honour of serving as the President of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, and so this Global South-South Development Expo has a certain resonance for me. Let me begin by acknowledging ...

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