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Study: Coal ash not culprit for cancer-causing contaminant

An example of coal ash collected following cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash waste. (Image: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A cancer-causing heavy metal found in water wells near coal ash pits and other industrial sites is much more widespread and naturally occurring than previously thought, university researchers said Wednesday. The presence of hexavalent chromium is more related to volcanic rock found in North Carolina and nearby states than the pits used to store the waste ...

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Regulators face deadline to OK $1B Duke Energy gas plant

An example of coal ash collected following cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash waste. (Image: Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. via Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina electricity regulators face a deadline as they consider the pros and cons of allowing Duke Energy to replace an Asheville coal-burning power plant with units fueled by natural gas. The Monday deadline for the North Carolina Utilities Commission to decide whether to approve construction was set by state legislators last year. Duke Energy says ...

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Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit secures contracts for $2.5 billion plant

Summit Power Group signed a contract tonight with Chinese and Canadian heavy industrial firms at an event in Beijing to build the Texas Clean Energy Project plant near Penwell, a development Summit described as a “major step toward financing and construction” of the more than $2.5 billion plant. The signing in Beijing was scheduled for 9 p.m. central time Monday, ...

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Montana and Wyoming see EPA coal rules differently

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WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Like many residents here, Dan Brecht boasts a personal connection to the Laramie River Power Station. Several relatives have, at various points, worked at the coal plant on the outskirts of town. His sister’s family moved back to Wheatland after the plant was built in 1980. He sees the facility as vital to the local economy. Laramie ...

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First ND coal mine since the 1970’s approved

Forum News Service reported today that a permit for a coal mine in western North Dakota has been approved. The site will be called the Coyote Creek Mine and will be located 10 miles southwest of Beulah. Coyote Creek Mining Co. is a subsidiary of the North American Coal Corp.  This will be the first new coal mine in the ...

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Australian solar breakthrough generates enough steam power to rival coal plants

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ An Australian solar thermal demonstration project developed by CSIRO has achieved a milestone with a solar arrangement achieving the highest temperature ever produced using the sun. Sophie Vorrath of reneweconomy.com.au writes: Comprising two test plants – which concentrate light from 600 mirrors into receiver towers where water is heated to produce steam that drives turbines – ...

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