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Duke: Cost of converting coal ash ponds could top $10B

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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:57 pm

RALEIGH – Duke Energy on Tuesday gave a panel of state lawmakers here a range of estimates on what it would cost and how much time it would take to stop its 14 coal-fired power plant sites from contaminating water and to bring them into compliance with state and federal clean-water laws.

On the high end, it could cost as much as $10 billion and take as many as 30 years for Duke Energy to convert its handling of potentially toxic coal ash to a completely dry – and environmentally safer – model and to remove existing coal ash from its 33 waste ponds at those 14 sites, company officials said Tuesday.

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