|By Taft Wireback, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The concerned investors include the state treasurers of
"Duke's recent environmental problems suggest serious lapses in oversight as well as failures in risk management by the board of directors," said
In other developments related to coal ash Thursday, Duke released the text of a recent letter that asked the state
DENR regulators cited the plants during the past month for illegally releasing stormwater at or near ponds that store the toxic ash that results from coal-fired power production.
"Two of the plants ... have no stormwater discharges," Duke official
"The remaining four plants ... have submitted applications for stormwater permits on multiple occasions, and in fact two are currently before your agency waiting on action by you and your staff."
Regulators also will factor in new information they gathered about Duke's coal ash operations in recent re-examinations at each of Duke's 14 active and retired plants across the state that have ash ponds, Munger said.
The spill occurred
"In the wake of this catastrophic spill, shareholders including the
The news release also mentioned more recent problems at Duke's retired
That problem followed what DENR said last week was the unauthorized release of 61.8 million gallons of ash-tainted water into the nearby
Thursday's news release from the disgruntled investors said the groups want a full explanation of what went wrong to trigger the
They also want information about a federal criminal investigation of the
Cummings is known for raising issues of ethics and fairness through what it calls "shareholder activism."
Other investors endorsing the initiative include
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