Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’

Duke Energy and State Draft Settlement in Coal Ash Lawsuit

Duke Energy has reached a tentative settlement with the state of North Carolina regarding lawsuits over leaks from its coal ash ponds in Asheville and on the Catawba River. The company has agreed to pay a $99,112 fine. The consent order would require the company to determine the cause and the extent of those leaks into groundwater and into Mountain …

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Catawba Riverkeeper: State of the River The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation works to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, streams and rivers. The Foundation says that 1.7 million people in our region depend on the Catawba River. The Catawba has been labeled as “endangered” by multiple organizations in recent years, and in the past, we’ve discussed the reasons for that endangerment. Today, we’ll check in with …

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Boaters Are Asked to Slow Speed, Use Caution on Area Lakes

Boaters Are Asked to Slow Speed, Use Caution on Area Lakes CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Duke Energy are asking boaters on the Catawba River lakes to slow down and use caution in light of the ongoing high-water levels of several lakes. In the past several weeks, lake levels have been higher than normal due …

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