Coal ash spill EPA to hold community briefing

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  • Coal Ash Spill

    In this Wednesday photo, Amber Skiles, a contractor with the Environmental Protection Agency labels water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash in Eden, N.C. Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps. Each time, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has effectively halted the lawsuit by intervening at the last minute to assert its own authority to take enforcement action. In two cases, the state has proposed modest fines but no requirement that the nation’s largest electricity provider actually clean up the coal ash ponds. The third case is pending.

Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 6:37 pm

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be in Danville on Tuesday to holding a community briefing about the Duke Energy coal ash spill in Eden, N.C., that has polluted the Dan River.

The coal ash spill on Feb. 2 dumped up to 27 million gallons of water from a coal ash storage basin into the Dan River, along with up to 82,000 tons of ash, turning the river gray.

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