Duke Energy pleads guilty to environmental crimes in North Carolina

Reuters: Duke Energy Corp pleaded guilty on Thursday to environmental crimes over a North Carolina power plant's coal ash spill into a river and management of coal ash basins in the state, U.S. prosecutors said. The plea entered in federal court in Greenville, North Carolina, by the country's largest utility owner was expected under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice announced in February. As part of the deal, Duke agreed to pay $102 million in fines and environmental projects, and to......

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