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The Latest: Interstate 95 reopens in South Carolina

Sep. 21, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 4:10 p.m. South Carolina says Interstate 95 is being reopened in the northern part of the state. State Department of Transportation officials say the Great Pee Dee River is receding and inspectors were able to check the I-95 bridges over the...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Sep. 21, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the company does not believe the breach at the...

Agency to handle only part of permitting for water pipeline

Sep. 21, 2018 9:32 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A federal agency's decision to pass on permitting for much of the Lake Powell Pipeline has opponents cheering the move they say will bring increased scrutiny while supporters maintain the project is still on track. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it...

Prospective owner, operator of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

Sep. 20, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two companies that were negotiating to take over a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona-Utah line ended the effort Thursday, saying the challenges were too great. The Navajo Generating Station near Page is one of the largest coal plants in the western United States. It was set to...

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

Sep. 20, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9 p.m. The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina. Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a news...

State regulators approve Freeborn County wind farm

Sep. 20, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State utility regulators have approved a wind farm in southern Minnesota that was opposed by neighbors. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to approve a permit for the Freeborn Wind farm in Freeborn County. Residents were concerned about turbine noise and...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake...

King Cove celebrates second hydro facility, lower power cost

Sep. 20, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

KING COVE, Alaska (AP) — A city on the Alaska Peninsula is getting 80 percent of its energy production from hydroelectric sources. King Cove on Wednesday held a ceremony to commemorate its second hydroelectric facility. High energy costs are a perennial problem for rural communities off the power grid....

Navy sub returns to port after leak found in nuclear plant

Sep. 20, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy says its attack submarine USS Pittsburgh had to return to its Connecticut base recently because of what was described as a "minor" moisture leak within its nuclear propulsion plant. The Day reports that the leakage was discovered during a routine inspection while the ship was...

Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Sep. 19, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane Florence made...