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22054
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On February 2, 2014, a storage pond at a retired Duke Energy coal-fired power plant in Eden poured over 2.35 million gallons of toxic water and about 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River--the third-largest coal-ash spill in the nation's history. A complicating factor in the fallout following the spill is that Governor Pat McCrory worked thirty years for the company that caused the spill. Mooneyham speculates how this will affect the race for Governor in 2016.
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22191
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\"The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources knew since last August (2013) that Duke Energy was illegally polluting the Dan River with coal ash, yet the agency did nothing about it.\" That proved disastrous when in February 2014 it was discovered that the ash pond at Duke Energy's Eden retired plant, was leaking 30,000-39,000 tons of coal ash and other contaminants into the river. The disaster has come under federal investigation, although the details have not been released. \"It is thought that the probe will focus on how DENR used the federal Clean Water Act to run interference for Duke Energy.\"
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 8, Feb 2014, p7-9, il Periodical Website
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22190
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On February 2, a retired coal plant, operated by Duke Energy in Eden, began leaking approximately 30,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River. It was the third largest of its kind in the country's history. The river, a vital drinking source for Virginia and North Carolina towns, may have been polluted with heavy metals such as arsenic. Ball reports on a February meeting of the NC Genial Assembly's Environmental Review Commission. Among the points raised was the question--\"Who is going to pay for the cleanup?\" A complicating factor in the fallout following the spill is that Governor Pat McCrory worked thirty years for the company that caused the spill.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 8, Feb 2014, p8-9 Periodical Website
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