Duke Energy chief to discuss Coal Ash issues on ’60 Minutes’


Coal ash spills into the Dan River. (File photo)

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Duke Energy’s CEO Lynn Good is scheduled to appear on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday to explain how the nation’s largest utility is dealing with the coal-ash disposal problem, the News & Record reported.

Correspondent Lesley Stahl and a crew from the CBS news magazine were in Charlotte in September to interview Good and film two Duke plants with ash ponds in Gaston County, the decommissioned Riverbend plant and the Allen Steam Station, which uses modern emissions equipment to curb sulfur dioxide emissions.

CBS said Thursday that in the interview with Stahl, Good talks about how Duke’s 32 coal ash ponds built up over decades and defy any instant solution.

“I cannot immediately move 100 million tons of ash,” Good says. “It’s not a response that makes any sense. As much as I’d love to tell you there’s a simple solution, it’s one that requires study, it’s one that requires time to complete.”

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