Duke Energy to appeal state’s coal-ash order

Duke Energy Corp. says it will appeal the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality order that it must excavate the coal ash at all of its current and former coal power plants and rebury it in lined landfills.

“The order by the NCDEQ to excavate the final nine ash basins would impose a financial burden on our customers and the economy of the Carolinas through the most expensive and disruptive closure option possible, despite that these basins are rated ‘low risk’ by NCDEQ,” Duke says in a…


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