CHARLOTTE: Duke CEO: All customers pay for coal ash cleanup - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Duke CEO: All customers pay for coal ash cleanup

Posted: Updated:
Coal ash coats the Dan River. (AP Photo) Coal ash coats the Dan River. (AP Photo)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

Duke Energy's CEO says while the company and its shareholders will pay to clean up a coal ash spill in the Dan River, its customers likely will shoulder the costs of closing the rest of the utility's coal ash ponds across North Carolina.

Duke CEO Lynn Good told The Charlotte Observer that customers benefited from the ash when it was the byproduct of making electricity for generations, so they should have to pay the costs of dealing with the ash now.

Duke Energy has until March 15 to let Gov. Pat McCrory details about how it will pay for taking care of its 32 ash ponds at 14 North Carolina power plants.

Good spoke after receiving the BusinessWoman of the Year award at Queens University on Friday.

RELATED STORIES

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Coal Ash SpillMore>>

  • Gov. McCrory raises concerns over Coal Ash Commission

    Gov. McCrory raises concerns over Coal Ash Commission

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:58:01 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory says he'll sign a "coal ash cleanup" bill in response to this year's massive spill, but he says he has strong issues with the legislation.
    Gov. Pat McCrory says he'll sign a "coal ash cleanup" bill in response to this year's massive spill, but he says he has strong issues with the legislation.
  • NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

    NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:37:51 GMT
    Duke Energy's Sutton PlantDuke Energy's Sutton Plant
    DENR moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.
    DENR moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.
  • DENR warns Duke Energy about coal ash at Sutton plant

    DENR warns Duke Energy about coal ash at Sutton plant

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:57:05 GMT
    Sutton plantSutton plant
    The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources ahas sent Duke Energy Progress a notice of violation for the Sutton Electric Plant in New Hanover County.
    The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources ahas sent Duke Energy Progress a notice of violation for the Sutton Electric Plant in New Hanover County.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.