The next phase of cleanup at the former Dan River Steam Station is moving forward
5:36pm Jun 02, 2017Environment Environment
8:57am Apr 27, 2017Economy Economy
President Donald Trump wants to revive the coal industry and bring back coal jobs. But big coal buyers like Duke Energy are moving in the opposite direction.
11:47am Apr 26, 2017Daily News Daily News
The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the winners of the 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. WFDD received honors in four categories.
2:34pm Mar 29, 2017Environment Environment News
Duke Energy is suing 30 insurance companies over who should pay to clean up toxic coal ash at its coal-fired power plants in North Carolina.
2:40pm Feb 20, 2017Economy Economy
Duke Energy this summer will ask North Carolina regulators to raise the rates consumers pay on their electricity bills for the first time in four years.
6:45pm Nov 14, 2016Environment Environment
Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are weighing proposals from Duke Energy on how the waste from coal ash pits will be removed.
7:36pm Oct 25, 2016
A new study has found surprising information about the source of a toxin contaminating well water throughout North Carolina, and this particular substance isn’t coming from coal ash ponds.
4:22pm Oct 06, 2016Environment Environment
Environmental groups hope a recent legal victory against Duke Energy will encourage faster removal of coal ash at dump sites across the state. The company will soon begin cleaning up millions of to
12:13pm Aug 05, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
There are plenty of questions swirling after testimony emerged this week from a state toxicologist who disagreed with how the state handled water safety in 2015.
2:21pm Jul 11, 2016Science Science
Researchers at North Carolina A&T have developed a new way to deal with coal ash. The discovery could turn the waste into something useful and economical.
9:47am Jun 29, 2016Politics & Government Politics & Government
Lawmakers have reached a compromise with Gov. Pat McCrory on how to revise state law requiring cleanups at Duke Energy's North Carolina coal ash sites. The new bill could let Duke leave ash where it is at some plants, instead of removing it.
11:19am May 18, 2016Environment Environment
State environmental officials released proposed risk classifications for coal ash storage ponds Wednesday morning. There are changes from the preliminary classifications.