The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality released new performance standard numbers for water filtration systems to be installed in eligible homes with private well water located near the Duke Energy power plant.According to the Coal Ash Manag
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory remained on the Duke energy payroll during his time as mayor of Charlotte. Critics say that with McCrory in the governor's mansion, state environmental regulators have given Duke a pass. At the time of the Dan River spill, environmental groups were in the process of suing to force the safe removal of ash ponds at three other riverside Duke Energy coal plants.
"North Carolina regulators said Friday that they have asked a judge to withdraw a proposed settlement that would have allowed Duke Energy to resolve multiple cases of environmental abuse by paying a $99,000 fine with no requirement that the $50 billion company clean up its pollution."