Dan River http://wunc.org en Triad News Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-news-update-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Two Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to the North Carolina Senate last week to cut back on the threat of coal ash pollution in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 14:01:31 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35798 at http://wunc.org Triad News Update More Metal Pipes At NC Coal Ash Ponds http://wunc.org/post/more-metal-pipes-nc-coal-ash-ponds <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In the immediate aftermath of last month’s <a href="http://www.duke-energy.com/">Duke Energy</a> coal ash spill, concerns were raised about the existence of similar pipes at other ponds around the state. Yesterday, the <a href="http://www.ncdenr.gov/web/guest">North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources</a>, DENR, confirmed the presence of eight additional corrugated metal pipes at Duke Energy coal ash ponds.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:47:13 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 31618 at http://wunc.org More Metal Pipes At NC Coal Ash Ponds Dan River Fish Tested After Coal Ash Spill http://wunc.org/post/dan-river-fish-tested-after-coal-ash-spill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">This week, the <a href="http://www.ncdenr.gov/web/guest">NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources</a>, DENR, is testing fish tissue in the Dan River for contamination from the Duke Energy coal ash spill earlier this month.</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The Southern Environmental Law Center claims they warned Duke Energy and DENR of a potential spill last year.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:29:58 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31130 at http://wunc.org Dan River Fish Tested After Coal Ash Spill Coal Ash Lawsuits: A History http://wunc.org/post/coal-ash-lawsuits-history <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p>Earlier this month a stormwater pipe running under a coal ash pond in Eden ruptured. It did the following:</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:02:43 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 31043 at http://wunc.org Coal Ash Lawsuits: A History Today In Coal Ash: More Subpoenas, DENR On The Defense http://wunc.org/post/today-coal-ash-more-subpoenas-denr-defense <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal prosecutors have handed out more subpoenas in a criminal investigation stemming from the recent coal ash spill in Eden. The government is seeking documents from 20 current and former employees at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (</span>DENR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). Prosecutors are also calling on those individuals to testify before a grand jury. The subpoenas seek records related to cash, items of value or investments that state employees might have received from Duke.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:31:44 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30833 at http://wunc.org Today In Coal Ash: More Subpoenas, DENR On The Defense Duke Energy And DENR Receive Subpoenas Related To Coal Ash Spill http://wunc.org/post/duke-energy-and-denr-receive-subpoenas-related-coal-ash-spill <p></p><p></p><div><p></p><p>The federal government has issued subpoenas to Duke Energy and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The U.S. Attorney is investigating a suspected felony. The subpoenas dated Monday seek a wide range of documents, reports and photographs related to the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River. It’s not clear what felony the federal government suspects Duke or DENR of having committed. A metal pipe beneath a coal ash pond ruptured 11 days ago, sending potentially toxic material into the river.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:28:36 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30554 at http://wunc.org Duke Energy And DENR Receive Subpoenas Related To Coal Ash Spill Many Questions, Few Answers About Eden NC Coal Ash Spill http://wunc.org/post/many-questions-few-answers-about-eden-nc-coal-ash-spill <p></p><p></p><p>More than 100 people filled the city hall chambers in Danville, Virginia last night. They heard from federal and state officials about clean-up efforts following a recent coal ash spill in Eden, NC. A pipe underneath a coal ash pond there ruptured ten days ago, Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:21:42 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 30431 at http://wunc.org Many Questions, Few Answers About Eden NC Coal Ash Spill