"North Carolina Agency Might Get Tough on Utility After Coal Ash Spill"

"DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina regulators who have been accused of lax oversight abruptly announced Tuesday that they may force Duke Energy to move its riverfront ash basin to a lined landfill away from waterways after one of its plants leaked tons of toxic coal ash into a major river."

Source: LA Times, 02/26/2014

"Duke Plans to Dredge River as Coal Ash Deal Dumped"

"RALEIGH, N.C. --  Duke Energy said Tuesday it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution leaking from waste dumps at its power plants."

Source: AP, 02/12/2014

"Pouring Cheese on Icy Roads in (Where Else?) Wisconsin"

"MILWAUKEE — In a state whose license plates advertise it as America’s Dairyland, where lawmakers once honored the bacterium in Monterey Jack as the state’s official microbe and where otherwise sober citizens wear foam cheesehead hats, road crews are trying to thaw freezing Wisconsin streets with a material that smells a little like mozzarella."

Source: NY Times, 12/24/2013


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