The Latest News On The Coal Ash Spill in Eden, NC http://wunc.org en Six Months After The Spill: Tourism Flows, Tobacco Grows and Questions Linger Along The Dan River http://wunc.org/post/six-months-after-spill-tourism-flows-tobacco-grows-and-questions-linger-along-dan-river <p> Following a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River in February, The Department of Health and Human Services issued an advisory downstream from the site, recommending people stay out of the water. Now, after surface water and soil testing, state health officials say recreational use of the Dan River is safe.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:48:20 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 39585 at http://wunc.org Six Months After The Spill: Tourism Flows, Tobacco Grows and Questions Linger Along The Dan River NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-approves-plan-coal-ash-clean-sends-it-senate <p></p><p>The state House of Representatives has signed off on a plan to close and clean up Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds.<br /><br />The ash in the ponds is a contamination threat to waterways. And Duke Energy says it could cost up to 10-billion dollars to remove all of it.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:41:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38409 at http://wunc.org NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-after-heated-debate-tentatively-approves-coal-ash-bill <p></p><p>At the General Assembly, lawmakers are getting close to finalizing a bill outlining the future of Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds. Lawmakers have been looking into the situation since February, when 39,000 tons of ash leaked from one pond and coated the Dan River with gray sludge.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:04:58 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38342 at http://wunc.org NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill Education And Medicaid Spending Still At Issue In Budget Negotiations http://wunc.org/post/education-and-medicaid-spending-still-issue-budget-negotiations <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">It’s a new fiscal year as of Tuesday, but the legislature has yet to reach an agreement on budget adjustments.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The House and Senate are still at odds over how to spend money on education and Medicaid.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:55:41 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38291 at http://wunc.org Education And Medicaid Spending Still At Issue In Budget Negotiations NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal http://wunc.org/post/nc-governor-would-get-more-authority-over-coal-ash-commission-under-house-committee-proposal <p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:39:18 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38269 at http://wunc.org NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-30 <p>North Carolina lawmakers say they want to break the impasse on a state budget this week. But those aren’t the only bills on their docket.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:53:28 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38140 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-approves-plan-close-duke-energy-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37871 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-files-coal-ash-regulation-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The state Senate is pushing a proposal that would close all of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px;">The plan lays out a timeline for Duke Energy to close the ponds, adds more oversight positions, and puts some restrictions on rate increases.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:24:52 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37485 at http://wunc.org State Senate Files Coal Ash Regulation Bill Film Shows Coal Ash Effects Across Country http://wunc.org/post/film-shows-coal-ash-effects-across-country <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div><div><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The coal ash spill in the Dan River earlier this year turned a public spotlight on the issue of coal ash disposal. The challenges around coal ash waste have existed in communities throughout the nation for decades.</span></font></div><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:22:50 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 37490 at http://wunc.org Film Shows Coal Ash Effects Across Country NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-leaders-want-duke-energy-close-its-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p> At the North Carolina General Assembly, key members of the Senate will take their first vote today on a coal ash proposal. Lawmakers have been grappling all year with possible contamination from 33 coal ash ponds Duke Energy has across the state.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:04 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37404 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Leaders Want Duke Energy To Close Its Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years