Coal ash violations against Duke Energy issued by McCrory administration

- The state environmental department has issued violations against Duke Energy for coal ash violations.

The violation notice requires Duke Energy to take corrective action and submit more information to the state environmental department.

The utility has 30 days to respond to the violations and provide the data, according to the NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources.

The department can also fine Duke for violating its wastewater permits.

The violations were issued for unauthorized discharges of wastewater at Duke Energy’s Allen Steam Station, Asheville Steam Station, Belews Creek Steam Station, Buck Steam Station, Cape Fear Steam Electric Generating Plant, Cliffside Steam Station, Dan River Combined Cycle Plant, Lee Steam Electric Plant, Marshall Steam Station, Mayo Steam Electric Power Plant, Roxboro Steam Electric Plant and Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant. 

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