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Water's Journey


More so than at any other time in the power plant era, water from the beginning of its journey through a plant to its discharge must be viewed holistically.

Arch Coal settles water pollution violations at coal mines


Arch Coal Inc. and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) have agreed to upgrade operations to reduce coal-mine discharges into waters in several states.

Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit


Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.

Environmental groups ask judge to dismiss part of Duke suit


A coalition of environmental groups is supporting Duke Energy's effort to dismiss part of long-running lawsuit over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps.

VIDEO: Entergy updates cause of nuclear power plant transformer fire


An Entergy (NYSE: ETR) investigation concludes that an insulation failure led to the transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant Unit 3 in New York.

Critics: Dominion Virginia jumping gun on coal ash cleanup


Environmental and water protection groups say Dominion Virginia Power is jumping the gun on the closure of coal ash impoundments at a northern Virginia power plant and they're asking state and federal regulators to step in.

Virginia OKs $2.5M coal ash spill settlement with Duke


Virginia agreed Thursday to a $2.5 million settlement with Duke Energy for a February 2014 spill of coal ash in North Carolina that floated down the Dan River, depositing tons of the toxic stew into the city of Danville's waterfront and beyond.

Duke Energy plans to dig up, move coal ash from most pits


Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds in North Carolina, the company said Tuesday, as it works to excavate or safely close pits seeping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater each day.

Report: Health benefits of controlling power plant wastewater pollution could top $300M


A report published Wednesday by a collective of health and environmental conservation organizations asserts that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has underestimated the monetary health benefits of controlling metal pollutants like arsenic, hexavalent chromium, lead, and mercury in the nation’s water sources.

Industry officials push for congressional fix for EPA's coal waste disposal rule


Two witnesses from the power and coal ash recycling industries told a U.S. Senate committee on June 17 that more work needs to be done on a final coal combustion waste rule issued last December by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency so that the rule works for industry.

Tampa Electric receives 2015 Edison Award


Tampa Electric received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI’s) 2015 Edison Award — during the 88th annual EEI Awards, in New Orleans — for its design and construction of a  reclaimed water system at its Polk Power Station in Polk County, Florida.

D.C. Circuit rejects CCS-related case for lack of standing


Litigation challenging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) treatment of certain carbon dioxide (CO2) that would be injected underground has been thrown out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit because of lack of legal standing by those challenging the policy.

NRC probing appearance of water after fire at nuclear plant


Federal regulators are investigating why water accumulated in a room of critical electrical equipment after a transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes


Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water


North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns.

Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill


A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a federal criminal investigation.

Duke Energy to build lined coal ash landfills at Dan River, Sutton power plants


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to submit permits to construct lined onsite landfills at the Dan River Steam Station and the Sutton Plant in North Carolina to provide a permanent storage solution for more than 6 million tons of coal ash.

Coal ash recycling company successfully repurposes pond ash


The SEFA Group Inc. recently opened a stand-alone Staged Turbulent Air Reactor (STAR) facility in Georgetown, S.C., at the Santee Cooper Winyah Generation Station.

Residents near Duke ash dumps told not to drink well water


North Carolina officials are advising dozens of residents near Duke Energy coal ash dumps not to drink or cook with water from their wells after tests showed contamination with toxic heavy metals.

TEPCO: Nuclear plant power outage sends radioactive water into ocean


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has shut down all of the water transfer pumps at Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and that radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific Ocean.