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>> Duke Energy says it's been forced to shut down its natural gas plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, because of flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. The company says that walls encompassing a cooling lake at the facility have been breached by flood waters, and that a steel retaining wall containing one of three large coal ash dumps lining the lake may also have been overtopped.
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Duke says it can't rule out the possibility of ash escaping into the swollen Cape Fear River. Last weekend, Duke reported two coal ash leaks from a retired plant nearby, both triggered by Florence. In 2015, the company was fined more than $100 million after a coal ash spill that, at the time, was the third worst in US history.