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DEQ unveils coal-ash risk classifications; environmentalist groups say they’re watered down

Today, on the dumpiest news-dump day of the year, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality released its draft classifying the risk levels of coal-ash sites in North Carolina. Environmental groups generally agree: It is weak as hell. The DEQ was required to rank 14 of Duke Energy’s sites across N.C. Those deemed “high” risk […]