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  • Record fine proposed for coal mining operations

    The Obama administration is proposing a record fine for thousands of water pollution violations by coal mine operators in five Appalachian states. Alpha Natural Resources Inc., the nation's third-largest coal supplier, will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges from 79 mines and 25 coal processing facilities in West Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

    The country's largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state ...


    By Associated Press

  • Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

    North Carolina environmental officials said Tuesday that they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources called it the state's largest penalty for environmental damages. It ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coal Ash Spill

    (CNN) -- The coal ash poured out of a broken pipe into the Dan River, turning water into dark muck. It took nearly a week to stem the spill, which sent millions of gallons of sludge from a retired power plant into a river that supplies drinking water to communities in North Carolina and neighboring Virginia. Workers stopped the ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Coal-Fired Generators Can Be Green

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    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Raven underground coal mine project

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the Raven Underground Coal Mine Project in British Columbia, that will be conducted as a comprehensive study. The Agency is currently identifying the potential environmental effects of the project that should be examined during the technical stages of the environmental assessment. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal-ash dumps threaten community

    From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family. Contaminated groundwater from a pair of huge Sutton coal-ash dumps is headed toward the wells that provide drinking water for Flemington, a largely working class community a half mile from the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Paste Thickening Makes Inroads in Coal Industry

    Several new paste thickening projects are in progress in the United States and are drawing attention to new applications for this useful technology. Two of these projects are in the coal industry in Virginia and West Virginia and are the first of their kind in the world. With coal prices up, the coal industry is investing in improving their plants and operating efficiency. Beard ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • Climate funds for coal highlight lack of UN rules

    About $1 billion in loans under a U.N. initiative for poor countries to tackle global warming is going toward the construction of power plants fired by coal, the biggest human source of carbon pollution. Japan gave the money to help its companies build three such plants in Indonesia and listed it with the United Nations as climate finance, The Associated Press has found. Japan says these plants ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina dumps coal ash deal with Duke

    North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Lawyers for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources asked a judge to disregard ...


    By Associated Press

  • China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020

    China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau posted the plan on its website Monday, saying the city would instead prioritize electricity and natural gas for ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coal-Water Fuel as an ecological alternative to Heating Oil

    What is “coal-water fuel” and how it can helps? Coal-water fuel (CWSF or CWS or CWF) is a fuel which consists of fine dispersed coal particles, water and plasticizing agent. This type of fuel is widely used as an alternative to gas and black oil on different heat generating facilities. The operational economy is the main of advantages of the ...


    By PC GlobeCore

  • Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. Lately the bumps for an industry that's brought wealth and jobs to this town are getting bigger - bankruptcies of major producers, pollution rules that have made burning coal more expensive and the decline of a once-promising export market. Now, another threat has struck coal's ...


    By Associated Press

  • Old King Coal is sick – but not yet dying

    A global investigation into every coal-fired power plant proposed in the last five years shows that only one in three of them has actually been built. Researchers say that for each new plant constructed somewhere in the world, two more have been shelved or cancelled. They say this rate is significantly higher in Europe, South Asia, Latin America and Africa. In India, since 2012 six plants have ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Violations issued against Duke for coal ash spill

    North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. Two formal notices issued by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources cite Duke for ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Imposes Highest Acid Rain Fine Ever

    (Washington, D.C. – Sept. 20, 2007)  In a landmark settlement filed today, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, a coal-fired electric utility, has agreed to pay an $11.4 million penalty to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act’s acid rain program, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. As part of today’s settlement, the U.S. is seeking ...

  • US investigates North Carolina coal ash spill

    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh issued grand jury subpoenas seeking records from Duke and the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

    North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed notice Monday that it intends to appeal a March 6 ruling by ...


    By Associated Press

  • Illegal Spanish opencast mine fined €170m

    A fine of €170m has been imposed on Spain’s largest private mining company for operating an opencast coal mine for 11 years without environmental or planning permission. The fine is by far the largest ever imposed in Europe for an environmental offence, ENDS believes. The Spanish penalty was set by the municipality of Villablino in accordance with statutes of the regional administration of ...

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