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Florence's rains: Coal ash landfill collapses in Carolinas

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The coal-fired Sutton plant was retired in 2013 and the company has been excavating millions of tons of ash from old waste pits and removing it to safer, lined landfills.
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The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 7:05 p.m. The death toll from Hurricane Florence and its remnants has risen to 17 as officials say a 3-month-old died in North Carolina when a tree landed on a mobile home. Gaston County manager Earl Mathers said in an email to commissioners the tree fell on a mobile home Sunday in Dallas, about 240 miles west of where Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday in Wrightsville Beach.
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Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

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As rain from Florence continued to lash the Carolinas, the region's swollen rivers were beginning to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms Sunday, raising concerns about water pollution. Duke Energy said the collapse of a coal ash landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station near Wilmington, North Carolina, is an "on-going situation," with an unknown amount of potentially contaminated storm water flowing into a nearby lake. At a different power plant near Goldsboro, three old coal ash dumps capped with a layer of soil were inundated by the Neuse River.
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The Latest: Price gouging complaints being investigated

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 5:55 p.m. North Carolina's chief lawyer says he's looking into accusations that retailers are bilking customers through exorbitant prices as Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants have crossed the state. Attorney General Josh Stein said Sunday his office has received 500 complaints so far alleging price-gouging for essentials like gas and water, as well as excessive hotel prices for evacuees. Stein says investigations of gas stations have already begun.
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The Latest: Floodwater up to doorsteps in S. Carolina town

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 4:35 p.m. Floodwaters from Florence are lapping at doorsteps of some homes in the town of Bennettsville, South Carolina, where firefighters used an inflatable boat to get some residents to dry ground. Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Florence caused the street to flood Sunday on Talon Drive where Mildred Smith lives across the street from her niece, Jovanaka Smith.
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The Latest: Duke says coal ash spill 'ongoing situation'

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WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 4:15 p.m. Duke Energy says the collapse of a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast is an "ongoing situation," with an unknown amount of potentially contaminated storm water flowing into a nearby lake.
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