N. Carolina: "Environmental Groups Seek Clean Up of 14 Coal Ash Pits"
"RALEIGH -- Conservation groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state Environmental Management Commission, Duke Energy and Progress Energy seeking the cleanup or shut-down of 14 ash pits that collect tons of waste from coal-burning power plants across the state."
"The groups -- Cape Fear River Watch, Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance and Western North Carolina Alliance -- are challenging a ruling in December by the Environmental Management Commission.
In a 9-2 ruling, the commission said Duke and Progress ash pits were subject to less stringent regulations than conservation groups contended and were not out of compliance with groundwater contamination standards."Source: Raleigh News & Observer, 01/09/2013