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Duke-Energy sues insurers over coal ash cleanup payments

Duke-Energy sues insurers over coal ash cleanup payments

CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy announced it filed a lawsuit in state court alleging breach of contract by insurers that have refused to pay coal ash cleanup problems. The claims could total hundreds of millions of dollars. The Duke Energy lawsuit said the companies were paid to provide general liability coverage to its operating subsidiaries in […]

Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

CLIFFSIDE — On 03/20/2017 Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were in the Cliffside Community searching for a 2004 Nissan Versa that had been reported stolen on 03/19/2017 from the Forest City area. Detectives spotted the vehicle traveling South on US 221A. Detectives pulled behind the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. […]

Cliffside’s Davis Donut House

Cliffside’s Davis Donut House

CLIFFSIDE – There’s a new business in Cliffside. In this quaint little building just past the Post Office in Cliffside on North Main St. is Davis Donuts in Cliffside. Be early if you want an orange twist or donut-they run out early. Hours are Monday – Saturday at 8 a.m. until Sellout. They are next […]

NCDEQ approves permanent water supply for Cliffside

NCDEQ approves permanent water supply for Cliffside

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today received preliminary approval from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) of its plans to offer new, permanent water supplies to eligible neighbors near its North Carolina coal plants. “Today’s decision finally resolves this issue for plant neighbors and helps preserve the full range of safe basin closure […]

Asheville’s remaining coal ash mostly shifted from Cliffside to Georgia

Asheville’s remaining coal ash mostly shifted from Cliffside to Georgia

Letter to the editor Asheville 1964 basin decision Dec. 5, 2016 The Coal Ash Management Act requires Duke Energy to fully excavate the two ash basins at our Asheville Plant by 2022. Work on one of the basins was recently completed. The majority of the ash from this basin was taken to the Asheville Regional Airport for […]

Duke Energy makes coal ash basin closure plans available

Duke Energy makes coal ash basin closure plans available

CLIFFSIDE — Duke Energy has made its federal CCR closure plans for the coal ash basins public on their website. The federal closure plans are only required to be made available to the public; there is not a separate approval process. For two of the basins at the Rogers Energy Complex, Duke Energy has determined […]

Hurricane Matthew causes dam breach at Duke Energy in Goldsboro

Hurricane Matthew causes dam breach at Duke Energy in Goldsboro

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew are running up an estimated $10 billion bill in damages. Rivers may have crested, but there are towns, farmland, and businesses still under water. Many homes in North and South Carolina lost power for days. Less than 30,000 power outages remain Friday as Duke Energy and other […]

Erin Brockovich joins N.C. fight for safe drinking water near coal ash ponds

Erin Brockovich joins N.C. fight for safe drinking water near coal ash ponds

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has joined the debate over the safety of drinking water from wells near coal ash ponds. Brockovich’s fight over hexavalent chromium contamination of ground water in Hinkley, Calif., in the 1990s was dramatized in a film starring Julia Roberts. Now WRAL reports that the uncertainty of “unsafe levels” of […]

State epidemiologist resigns; Accuses state officials of misleading the public in well water safety near coal ash ponds.

State epidemiologist resigns; Accuses state officials of misleading the public in well water safety near coal ash ponds.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Megan Davies, M.D, the state’s epidemiologist, resigned her position Wednesday afternoon, accusing officials in the state’s environmental and health agencies of misleading the public in safety advisories for well owners near Duke Energy coal ash ponds. In her resignation letter, Dr. Davies cited an editorial issued this week from the Department of […]

Waterkeeper Alliance Investigates Coal Pollution Spill at Cliffside Power Plant

Waterkeeper Alliance Investigates Coal Pollution Spill at Cliffside Power Plant

PRESS RELEASE Waterkeeper Alliance Cleveland County, NC —  Waterkeeper Alliance and Broad River Alliance, a Waterkeeper Alliance and MountainTrue Affiliate, responded yesterday to a report of a water pollution spill at Duke Energy’s Cliffside Steam Station on the Broad River, 50 miles west of Charlotte, with a three-hour investigation. The reported spill appears to have […]

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