Eden, N.C. Broken pipe spills coal ash in Dan River

Danville officials do not foresee any issues with city’s drinking water

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    Duke Energy says a pipe broke under a coal ash pond and released an unknown amount of the waste material into a North Carolina river near the Virginia border.

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 6:21 pm

A stormwater pipe broke Sunday afternoon at the closed Dan Steam Station in Eden, N.C., releasing coal ash basin water and coal ash into the Dan River.

A news release from Duke Energy, owner of the station, stated the dam holding back the water in the ash basin is solid, though there is some erosion farthest from the river.

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