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Judge Orders Duke Energy To Stop Groundwater Pollution At Coal Ash Dumps

By Nick Visser

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps.

Wake County Judge Paul Ridgeway’s ruling comes a month after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke facility in Eden coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge. It stems from legal action taken by the Southern Environmental Law Center in 2012.

The group asked the Environmental Management Commission to force Duke to take immediate corrective action when groundwater problems were discovered at the state’s 32 ash dumps.

But the commission ruled …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green