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Alabama Power moving on environmental regulations

Alabama Power staff said Tuesday regulations had helped make major cuts in two pollutants since 1996 and plans are to move ahead with closing ponds used to store ash residue from burning coal. At the same time, the staffers told a Public Service Commission administrative law judge that they were working to implement technology to meet new mercury pollution standards, ...

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Neighbors miffed as refinery spews “ash”

James Chilton | The Wyoming Triune-Eagle CHEYENNE – Residents living northeast of the HollyFrontier oil refinery are looking for answers after an incident Friday left their neighborhoods shrouded in an ash-like substance. Lyn Vredenburg, who lives near the intersection of Ninth Street and Hot Springs Avenue, said the sky was clear when she came home from work at about 5:30 ...

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U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of Duke Energy coal ash spill

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By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Feb 13 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether a crime was committed when thousands of tons of coal ash sludge spilled from a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina in early February into a river that supplies drinking water for nearby towns. Subpoenas were received this week by Duke Energy, which retired the ...

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