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The Canary in the Coal Ash

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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.\"
Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 8, Feb 2014, p7-9, il