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Associated Press: Rains from Florence cause collapse at North Carolina coal ash landfill

by Michael Biesecker Associated Press, September 16, 2018, 10:06 AM Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic meters) of ash were displaced […]

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Colstrip ash pond cleanup will cost $138 million, Talen Energy estimates – Billings Gazette, Aug. 16, 2017

By Tom Lutey Talen Energy has put a $138 million price tag on capping Colstrip Power Plant’s toxic coal ash ponds. The co-owner and operator of the southeast Montana coal-fired power plant submitted the required estimates earlier this month to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. Capping the ash ponds is only one portion of […]

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U.S. gives Montana $4.6 million for retraining coal workers – Associated Press, Aug. 1, 2017

By Bobby Caina Calvan Associated Press Aug. 1, 2017 HELENA — The U.S. government awarded $4.6 million in aid on Tuesday to retrain hundreds of Montana coal workers, many of whom will soon be out of jobs because of a partial closure of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant. The money was allocated after President Donald Trump declared […]


Rising from the ashes, a Buffalo suburb ends its dependence on coal – Grist, July 11, 2017

NOTE: Peter de Jesus, a western New York labor leader, spoke at the 2016 Northern Plains Annual Meeting about the “just transition” taking place at Tonawanda, New York. By Elizabeth McGowan Grist July 11, 2017 Sixteen months ago, the coal-fired Huntley Generating Station, which sits on the banks of the Niagara River, stopped producing power […]

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