Duke’s Final Closure Plans
This Spring of 2019, the NC Department of Environmental Quality will announce the final closure plans for six remaining sites, including the 12 million coal ash basin held at Belews Creek. We will continue to push for DEQ to require for Duke to excavate the coal ash and store it in safe, lined landfills on Duke’s property.
Submit Written Comments for Each N.C. Sites - Deadline : 2/15
Mailed Comments or Signed Petitions may be mailed to:
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
c/o Louise Hughes
1601 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Share Comments on Duke’s Water Discharge & SOC Permits Due January 25th, 2019
Residents for Coal Ash Cleanup Meeting, Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 2 pm
Information Session about Duke’s Final Closure Plans on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 10 am
Planning for Post-Excavation Options, Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 11 am
CRITICAL - DEQ Comment Period Closes, Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 5 pm - Talking Points Included
DEQ Information Session
Read more about Duke’s three proposals for how to close the 12-million ton coal ash basin at Belews Creek.
RCAC Press Conference
Read press coverage, see images and hear audio from our press conference before the DEQ Information Session.
We are collecting signatures to demand that Duke excavate the coal ash and move it to a lined landfill on Duke’s property. Signed petitions can be left at the Walnut Cove Library or Rutledge & Rutledge Law.
Duke Energy CCR Rules Compliance Data & Information for All Sites, including Belews Creek (direct link)
After campaign pledge, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper faces test on coal ash, by Elizabeth Outzs, Energy News, Thursday, January 24th, 2019.
Citizens urge DEQ to excavate the coal ash, by Amanda Dodson, The Stokes News, Wednesday, January 16th, 2019.
Community Weighs In On Duke Energy's Coal Ash Closure Proposals, by Keri Brown, WFDD, Friday, January 11th, 2019.
Public Meeting Held Over Coal Ash Concerns, Morning News Briefs, WFDD, Friday, January 11th, 2019.
Residents, environmentalists push for coal ash landfill, by Taft Wireback, Greensboro News & Record, Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
Photos: A.C.T. Against Coal Ash and NCDEQ host meetings to discuss coal ash, by Andrew Dye, Winston-Salem, Journal, Thursday, January 10th, 2019.
DEQ meeting set for Thursday, The Stokes News, Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.
Duke offers another plan for Belews Creek coal ash, by Taft Wireback, Greensboro News & Record, January 9th, 2018.