The first truck of excavated coal ash left the retired Riverbend power plant near Charlotte in this April photo, marking the beginning of the end for ash storage at that site as Duke Energy relocates ash to a fully lined landfill. The Riverbend plant, located in Mount Holly, N.C., began serving customers in 1929 and was retired in 2013.
The first truck of excavated coal ash left the retired Riverbend power plant near Charlotte in this April photo, marking the beginning of the end for ash storage at that site as Duke Energy relocates ash to a fully lined landfill. The Riverbend plant, located in Mount Holly, N.C., began serving customers in 1929 and was retired in 2013. PHOTO COURTESY OF DUKE ENERGY
The first truck of excavated coal ash left the retired Riverbend power plant near Charlotte in this April photo, marking the beginning of the end for ash storage at that site as Duke Energy relocates ash to a fully lined landfill. The Riverbend plant, located in Mount Holly, N.C., began serving customers in 1929 and was retired in 2013. PHOTO COURTESY OF DUKE ENERGY

Duke Energy to close 12 NC coal ash ponds

June 23, 2015 08:09 AM

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