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  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Massive coal ash pollution leaks have been discovered pouring from Duke Energy’s Buck Power Plant into the Yadkin River, conservation groups revealed yesterday. Testing confirmed this week that the extensive coal ash seeps – which have not been previously identified or publicly disclosed by Duke Energy or the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The coal ash bill issued by a conference committee of the N.C. General Assembly failed to require cleanup of 10 coal ash sites across North Carolina by allowing Duke Energy to leave its polluting coal ash in unlined, leaking pits at 10 of 14 sites, announced the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The bill leaves […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Representing Upstate Forever and Save Our Saluda, the Southern Environmental Law Center yesterday announced an agreement in principle with Duke Energy to remove all of its coal ash at its W.S. Lee facility from the banks of the Saluda River near Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina, to safer, dry lined storage away from the river.   “With […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    According to a recent report under a settlement agreement with conservation groups, South Carolina Electric & Gas removed over 600,000 tons of coal ash from its lagoons on the Catawba-Wateree River near Columbia, South Carolina, by the end of 2014.  A settlement of litigation brought by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A North Carolina Superior Court has allowed the Roanoke River Basin Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, to participate as a full party in an enforcement action with respect to two Duke Energy coal ash sites near the Virginia border: Roxboro Steam Station in Person County on Hyco Lake and Mayo Steam Station […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C., charged conservation groups in a notice filed yesterday. The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion and the Virginia […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Conservation groups yesterday filed lawsuits in federal court against Duke Energy seeking to clean up toxic coal ash pollution from three Duke facilities that are contaminating rivers and groundwater supplies that provide drinking water to hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians.  The Clean Water Act lawsuits were filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center on […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Duke Energy plans to launch a construction barge in waters near the Dan River Steam Station for maintenance work linked to excavating and closing coal-ash ponds near the retired power plant. Utility workers will use an excavator aboard the barge for tree-clearing operations this week, followed by rock work later this spring to reinforce earthen […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced yesterday the creation of a coal ash pond task force within the department to review the facilities in North Carolina to prevent any further unpermitted release of coal ash or ash pond water. Monday, the state environmental agency asked the judge presiding over the department’s proposed […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    According to the first Santee Cooper coal ash removal report released this week, Santee Cooper has removed over 42,000 tons from its unlined coal ash lagoons on the banks of the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina. The removal is part of a settlement reached between Santee Cooper and citizen groups represented by the Southern […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    In a report provided to conservation groups pursuant to their settlement agreement with Santee Cooper, the utility reported that during 2014 it removed 164,000 tons of coal ash from its unlined lagoons at its Grainger facility on the Waccamaw River in Conway, South Carolina.  At its rate of coal ash removal during the last six […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy’s contractor spent its first full day yesterday removing the deposit of coal ash and sediment found in the Dan River across from Abreu-Grogan Park on Memorial Drive, which is just upstream from the Schoolfield Dam. The operation took place in view of local and North Carolina media who gathered Monday to tour the […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The North Carolina Superior Court has granted requests filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center that conservation groups from across North Carolina participate as full parties in the pending enforcement actions brought by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash pollution of the state’s rivers, groundwater, and […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Less than 24 hours after Germany’s Deutsche Bank ruled out lending to the controversial Abbot Point coal port expansion on the Great Barrier Reef, major international bank HSBC has followed suit, with Group Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver stating it “would be extraordinarily unlikely to go anywhere near” the project. “Abbot Point is crucial to the […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Business & Finance

     Kayden Industries Environmental Services Division completed a coal ash dredging and desludging project in Georgia in the summer of 2019. They utilized an IMS 7012 HP Versi-Dredge to dredge high volumes of coal ash which were dewatered in real-time utilizing six Kayden Mammoth-2276 centrifuges, as well as a DEL Total Clean – 3000 Plus […]

  • 15 March 2010

    KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) – Federal regulators have concluded that it is technologically impossible to remove all the coal ash from the Emory River and an undetermined amount will stay in the water when the Kingston ash spill is complete… [mappress] Source:wkrn,March 15,2010;

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Over 600 people have used text messages to express their dismay and outrage and many others have pledged to stop a new coal terminal going ahead in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The messages were delivered by Greenpeace to the office of marine engineering firm, Smithbridge Group, in Brisbane’s Murarrie suburb this morning. […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today’s announcement by Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal that he will seek to take over BHP’s abandoned proposal to develop Abbot Point coal terminal, underscores just how urgently Australia needs better national laws to ensure business cannot improperly influence politics, said the Australian Greens. “Australians deserve to know what Mr Palmer and his Senators will abstain […]

  • 18 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The cleanup of coal ash from the Emory River in East Tennessee has been “remarkable” with more than 70 percent removed from the waterway since the spill at TVA’s Kingston coal-fired plant, a state environment official told lawmakers Tuesday. [mappress] Source: Tennessean, February 17, 2010

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy has completed cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the operation began on May 6, approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment have been removed from this […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy’s North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, yesterday spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company’s response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state. “Duke Energy is committed to working with policymakers and regulators to […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens are calling for urgent climate action based on advice by Professor Terry Hughes, co-author of new research in Science on poor management of World Heritage areas, including the Great Barrier Reef. “The Abbott and Palaszczuk governments need to take heed of this serious warning from one of the world’s leading coral reef […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    “Whenever it’s becoming too difficult to fix sustainability goals in contracts with suppliers, just leave it open,” says Andre van Hassent, Asset Manager at Port of Rotterdam. “Taking a chance by stimulating the market’s initiatives by creating incentives will yield great results.” Van Hassent spoke about the subject in anticipation of his presentation at the […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is beginning the scoping process for a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on its Mount St. Helens long-term sediment management program. The public is invited to comment on the scope of the Supplemental Environmental Impact until April 6, 2013. The Portland District is planning its long-term management of the Mount […]

  • 4 February 2011

    Tennessee Valley Authority customers are paying an average of 69 cents a month until 2024 for the cleanup of coal ash spilled at the … By Bill Poovey (tennessean) [mappress] Source: tennessean, February 4, 2011;

  • 7 May 2010

    Nearly a year and a half after the devastating TVA ash spill, we have a closer look at the cleanup beside the coal-fired power plant in… [mappress] Source: wate, May 7, 2010;