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North Carolina Fines Duke Energy $25.1 Million

North Carolina Fines Duke Energy $25.1 Million

North Carolina officials say they have hit Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, with the largest environmental fine in state history.

The $25.1 million penalty, announced Tuesday by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources, addresses the contamination of groundwater by coal ash from a single facility — the company’s Sutton Plant near Wilmington, N.C.

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