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Duke Energy’s coal-fired plant at Lake Julian in Asheville.

Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s CEO has sent a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory that outlines Duke Energy’s coal ash management strategy across North Carolina, including the Asheville Plant.

In the letter, Good says Duke will “continue moving ash from the Asheville plant to a lined structural fill solution,” and “convert the three remaining North Carolina units (Cliffside 5 and both Asheville units) or retire the units.

“We need binding commitments from Duke, not just words, said Frank Holleman, senior attorney at the SELC, which represents citizens groups suing Duke Energy, along with DENR, to correct federal and state clean-water violations.

“It is good that Duke says it will remove the ash from Riverbend and Dan River, but all 14 communities in North Carolina threatened by its coal ash need binding commitments that Duke Energy will obey the law and clean up its coal ash,” Holleman said.

Recent coal ash news:

DENR rejects Duke’s coal ash plan, amid accusations of leniency-News & Observer

Duke Energy, N.C. too cozy over ash? News & Record

Duke Energy offers coal ash removal plan; DENR calls pan “inadequate”-Time Warner News

Duke Energy vague on future of NC coal ash ponds-WRAL

Poll: Voters think Duke Energy should pay for clean-up, not customers-Chapelboro

NC Democrats to push bill to move all coal ash-WCNC

Internal emails show Duke Energy, DENR negotiating coal ash clean up-WRAL

Paging Duke Energy: SC electric company reuses 80 pct. of coal ash-WCNC