• Florence Flooding Causes Dam Breach at Duke Energy North Carolina Power Plant, Possible Coal Ash Spill Into Cape Fear River

    26 days ago - By Newsweek

    The plant was shut down following the breach.
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  • Florence floodwaters breach dam at power plant; coal ash could spill

    26 days ago - By NBC News

    Duke Energy can't rule out that ash might be escaping and flowing into the river.
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  • Florence floodwaters breach dam at power plant, raising possibility coal ash could spill into North Carolina river

    26 days ago - By The Morning Call

    Duke Energy said Friday that a dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from Florence, and it's possible coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday that floodwaters continue to overtop...
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  • Florence's Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Prompting Shutdown

    26 days ago - By NY Times

    Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached, potentially spilling coal ash into the nearby Cape River.
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  • BREAKING: Coal ash may be flowing into river upstream from downtown Wilmington, NC

    BREAKING: Coal ash may be flowing into river upstream from downtown Wilmington, NC

    26 days ago - By Think Progress

    Coal ash from a retired power plant could be spilling into the Cape Fear River upstream from Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the Associated Press Friday morning. Floodwaters also caused a power plant to be shut down overnight.
    On Thursday, Duke Energy issued a “high level” emergency alert from Florence's floodwaters spilling into the north end of a cooling pond, called Sutton Lake, that could contain some of the hundreds of tons of coal ash which spilled from an adjacent landfill.
    One day later, on Friday, the company said the dam separating Cape Fear River from the cooling pond...
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  • A North Carolina Power Plant Dam Has Been Breached by Florence Floodwaters

    26 days ago - By Time

    Duke Energy said Friday that a dam containing a large lake at Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from Florence, and it's possible coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River.
    Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday that floodwaters continue to overtop an earthen dike at the north side of Sutton Lake, a 1,100-acre reservoir at the L.V. Sutton Power Station. That water has caused several breaches in the dam on the south end of the lake, which is flowing back into the river. The company said that because of the high water levels in the river from...
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  • Floodwater breaches N.C. dam, coal ash may be escaping into river, officials say

    Floodwater breaches N.C. dam, coal ash may be escaping into river, officials say

    26 days ago - By WYFF

    Duke Energy can't rule out that coal ash may be escaping and flowing into a river after a dam breach, spokesperson says
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  • Duke Energy dam fails in NC: Coal ash leaking into river

    26 days ago - By RT

    Hurricane Florence floodwaters have breached the dam at a retired Duke Energy coal power plant near Wilmington, North Carolina, likely causing a spill of coal ash into Cape Fear River.
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  • Duke Energy says dam breached at North Carolina plant and coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

    26 days ago - By CNBC

    A Duke Energy dam containing a lake in North Carolina was breached Friday, possibly causing coal ash to flow into the nearby Cape Fear River, the company said.
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  • APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

    APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

    26 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan told The Associated Press on Friday that floodwaters were continuing to overtop an earthen dike...
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  • APNewsBreak: Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

    26 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - APNewsBreak: Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River.
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