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NC Gov's Proposal Doesn't Address Duke Ash Pits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. While Gov. Pat McCrory is touting a proposal to strengthen government oversight of the state's coal ash dumps, it doesn't address one key issue: What will happen to Duke Energy's ash pits.


McCrory says his plan would result in the conversion or closure of the dumps and close legal loopholes that allowed Duke to avoid cleaning up groundwater contamination leaching from unlined ash pits at 14 coal-fired power plants across the state.


But the plan doesn't force Duke to move its ash ponds away from the waterways.


Environmental groups on Thursday criticized the plan, saying it doesn't go far enough.


The governor's plan comes two months after a massive Duke coal ash spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.


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