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Coal Ash Cleanup: Three States See Major Developments

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North Carolina holds meetings on coal ash cleanup in the state. Tennessee workers who are sick after cleaning up TVA’s 2008 coal ash disaster seek resolution. Virginia moves closer to requiring Dominion Energy to relocate its toxic coal ash.

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Five years after Dan River: Coal ash in N.C.

The Dan River coal ash spill sparked a flurry of coal ash cleanup legislation, public hearings, community meetings and more across North Carolina. But where does coal ash stand in the state now?

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Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Deregulate Coal Ash

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The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal coal ash safeguards gives more leeway to states — and advocates worry that would put drinking water at risk.

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Federal and N.C. coal ash rules under attack

As the state reviews changes to coal ash policy, EPA head Scott Pruitt is looking to help utilities’ bottom line by dramatically weakening federal safeguards on the toxic substance.

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Deal Reached Over Seeping Coal Ash Ponds in NC

Duke Energy agreed to pay for multiple leakages from coal ash impoundments at three of its power plants.

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Coal Ash Storage and Cleanup Problems Continue Across the Southeast

Across the Southeast, problems related to the cleanup and storage of coal ash continue to plague area residents.

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Regional Coal Ash News

Community and environmental groups in North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee continue to push for clean up of the coal ash in their areas and for access to clean water provided.

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Coal Ash Cleanup News in North Carolina and Georgia

Across the Southeast, communities near coal ash impoundments continue to face challenges in getting these facilities cleaned up.

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Cleanup Plans for Region’s Coal Ash Cause Concerns

In both North Carolina and Virginia coal ash impoundments are being drained into lakes and rivers, a stage in the clean-up efforts that is causing citizen and environmental groups concerns.

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Community Networking for Coal Ash Cleanup in N.C.

Our North Carolina team continues to work directly with those most impacted by coal ash. In November, we helped organize the second statewide gathering of ACT (Alliance of Carolinians Together) Against Coal Ash, a powerful grassroots group of residents living

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