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Duke Energy CEO Loses $600K in Pay Over Coal Ash Pollution

April 1, 2015

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Duke Energy CEO Loses $600K in Pay Over Coal Ash Pollution

The Hartsville Messenger

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.

A portion of Good's $8.3 million compensation was reduced 35 percent in 2014 compensation, according to a proxy statement released this week ahead of the company's annual shareholder meeting in May. The compensation of four other top executives that is linked to short-term incentives was also reduced 35 percent.

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