Fears about the situation at Duke’s L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall.
Environmental casualties: Soaked hog farms, flooded coal ash pits and threatened sewage systems.
Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. At least five deaths have been linked to the storm, according to officials.
Sea-level rise will definitely make Hurricane Florence's storm surge larger and more deadly, scientists say.
Former administrator now in talks with coal industry titan who sought rollbacks at EPA.
Residents of Minden have suspected for years that PCB contamination is behind cancers and other illnesses.
Former career staffer: “My feeling was I could do better work to protect the environment outside the EPA.”
EPA inspector general Arthur Elkins said the agency had no formal threat assessment process in place to determine what level of protection was actually warranted.
Eight months after President Trump's first nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety office was forced to withdraw amid controversy, the White House is poised to tap centrist Alexandra Dunn to head the division.
Officials declined to say what the five-minute call was about.