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The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources fired back Thursday at claims by environmentalists that it has failed to enforce clean-water laws in regard to Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds.

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has started the RiverBank Fund to take donations for the protection and revitalization of the Dan River.

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he will likely sign a coal ash cleanup bill approved last week by the North Carolina legislature into law, even though he suggested a key provision violates the state Constitution.

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With the final hours of the legislature’s short session ticking down, General Assembly leaders said Tuesday they have agreed on a compromise bill about coal ash clean-up.

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About a half mile downstream from where the Dan River spill occurred on another Sunday six months ago, Brian Williams steered his canoe over to what looked like a garden-variety sandbar.

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Duke Energy, some environmental activists and state regulators may be quite happy with the utility’s new “monofill” near Mayo Reservoir, but it ranks right up there among Charles Whitlow’s worst nightmares.

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Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order Friday directing North Carolina's environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps.

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The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to coal ash and its toxic contaminants.

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North Carolina lawmakers said Thursday they still haven't reached agreement on legislation requiring Duke Energy to limit pollution leaking from its coal ash dumps across the state, nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with sludge.

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Abreu-Grogan Park reopened Thursday, after being closed for about 10 weeks to remove 2,500 tons of coal ash from the Dan River, a result of the February spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Plant in Eden, North Carolina.

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Brandon Atkins spends a quiet afternoon fishing the banks of the Dan River at Draper Landing on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Eden, N.C. He tosses…

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Kedric Travis, 10, Ethan Towery, 11 and his bother Woogie Towery,8, from Ruffin came to play in the water and mud along the Dan River at Drape…

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Jay Briand says the Dan River is home away from home after years of fishing the river at Draper Landing on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Eden, N.C…

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Kedric Travis, 10, Ethan Towery, 11 and his bother, Woogie Towery, 8, from Ruffin, play in the water and mud along the Dan River at Draper Lan…

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Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution.

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Government authorities should scrap a recent decision halting Dan River cleanup efforts and make Duke Energy recover more of the coal ash that spilled this winter from its closed power plant near Eden, environmentalists say.

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An environmental group has criticized Duke Energy following its clean-up of a 2,500-ton coal ash deposit at Schoolfield Dam, saying the company has not accounted for the remainder of its 39,000-ton coal ash spill into the Dan River.

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Madeline Schreiber, associate professor of hydrogeology at Virginia Tech, pulls sediment samples from the Dan River for testing. Schreiber is …

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 Virginia Tech researchers hope a $25,000 National Science Foundation grant will help them find better ways to trace the long-term effects of coal ash spills like the one in February that fouled 70 miles of the Dan River from Eden, North Carolina, to Kerr Lake in Virginia.

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A co-author of a Senate bill to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Carolina power plants said Thursday that his chamber would reject the House's competing version of the measure, requiring negotiators to forge a compromise.

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North Carolina's environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company's coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners' drinking water.

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Clean up continues at the Schoolfield Dam coal ash site on July 3.

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Clean up continues at the Schoolfield Dam coal ash site on July 3.

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Duke Energy is running behind schedule on its cleanup of the coal ash deposit near the Schoolfield Dam.

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The proposed House version of a bill directing the cleanup of coal ash pits operated by Duke Energy in North Carolina leaves the door open to ease a strict 15-year timeline that the Senate wants.

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The coal ash basin at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station near Eden after a drain pipe running underneath it collapsed, allowing an estimate…

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There’s no evidence in reports subpoenaed by a federal grand jury that Duke Energy ever performed a simple test engineers recommended, one that might have prevented the spill this winter at the utility’s power plant near Eden.

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Duke Energy is poised to begin cleaning up the Town Creek coal ash deposit near Eden, the last of three, known spots where material from this winter’s spill accumulated in removable amounts.

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Documents summoned Tuesday by a grand jury investigating the Dan River spill show that Duke Energy got clear warnings about its Eden-area coal ash basin decades before this winter’s calamity.

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North Carolina's attorney general says Duke Energy's coal ash pits must be cleaned up to protect the state's waterways, but consumers should not foot the bill.

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In this April 25, 2014 photo, bottled water rests on the kitchen counter of Ron and Joanne Thomas' home in Dukeville, N.C. The well at their f…

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Both the state and Duke said their own tests found no significant problems. But the findings conflict with those of the environmental group Waterkeeper Alliance, whose tests show levels of some potentially toxic substances above state standards.

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Duke Energy is expressing concern about proposed legislation requiring the closure of all of its North Carolina coal ash dumps by 2029, a deadline the company says is about half the time it will need.

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A bill backed by key North Carolina lawmakers would require Duke Energy to close all of its coal ash dumps across the state within 15 years, with much of the toxic material going into lined landfills.

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Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have issued a new subpoena in their ongoing criminal investigation into the massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy power plant.

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Duke Energy shouldn’t reach any deeper into your pocket to cover the cost of solving its coal ash problems across North Carolina, according to an Ohio-based nonprofit.

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Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states.

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"Coal ash cupcakes" were delivered to the offices of North Carolina legislators Wednesday as a coalition of environmental groups and people who live near Duke Energy power plants pressed lawmakers to require the company to move all of its leaky dumps away from rivers, lakes and homes.

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Newly released data from federal researchers suggests that coal ash in the Dan River migrated fairly dramatically in recent weeks, but stayed well upstream from Kerr Reservoir.

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A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.

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Missy Neff Gould asks Gov. Terry McAuliffe a question in regard to the removal of coal ash from the Dan River on May 27 at The Institute for A…

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Workers remove coal ash from material vacuumed from the Dan River. Duke Energy officially began its clean up on May 12 in Danville, Virginia.

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Millions of cubic yards of coal ash that was supposed to be used for construction projects are being stored on private sites across North Carolina, posing a health risk to communities.

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Duke Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a formal agreement Thursday requiring the power company to clean up the Dan River spill, put the waste in a lined landfill and reimburse the federal government for its supervision of the process.

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Thursday’s rain temporarily halted Duke Energy’s clean-up of a coal ash deposit at Schoolfield Dam. Even though no flooding is expected, offic…

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Thursday’s rainy weather temporarily halted Duke Energy’s clean-up of a coal ash deposit at Schoolfield Dam. Duke spokesman Jeff Brooks said he hopes employees with Phillips and Jordan, the project’s contractor, can resume work Friday or Saturday.

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Two top Republicans in the North Carolina Senate introduced a bill Wednesday they say will curb the threat of pollution from coal ash dumps, three months after a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.

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Dredging up the coal ash involves several pieces of machinery, including the dredge in the Dan River that removes the mixture from the river b…

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Coal ash and sediment move from a conveyor belt into a roll-off container Monday at Abreu-Grogan Park during the first day of the clean-up of …

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Duke Energy Spokesman Jeff Brooks updates reporters and gives details on the process of cleaning up coal ash from the Dan River at Abreu-Groga…

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The first full of day of cleaning up a 2,500-ton coal ash deposit near the Schoolfield Dam began Monday.

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Naturally, most anybody would have some qualms about setting out for a canoe trip on the Dan River as it wafts and gurgles past the site of the February coal ash spill.

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A North Carolina judge says a coalition of environmental groups can participate in the state's enforcement action against Duke Energy for groundwater pollution leaching from the company's coal ash dumps.

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Three months after the disastrous Dan River spill, experts say its potentially harmful coal ash is on the move in some places and burrowing into the muck in others.

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Duke Energy's chief executive on Thursday touted the company's accomplishments over the past year, but some shareholders focused on a massive coal ash spill that coated 70-miles of a North Carolina River in toxic sludge.

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North Carolina's public pension funds, which own a piece of Duke Energy, will use their influence to try to force Duke's board of directors to bring in new blood and improve oversight of the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of a river with toxic sludge, state Treasurer Janet Cowell said Wednesday.

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Danville is hiring an attorney — experienced in environmental cases — to help protect the city’s interests in seeking cleanup and long-term monitoring of the affects of Duke Energy’s coal ash spill.

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Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.

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It’s too soon to gauge the long-term impacts of the Feb. 2 coal ash spill on fish in the Dan River, said Virginia and North Carolina regulatory officials during presentations Monday afternoon.

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Surface water from the Dan River following the Feb. 2 coal ash spill is suitable for irrigation and drinking water for livestock, according to an assessment from a team of professors at North Carolina State University.

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Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

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A spokesman for Duke Energy said the utility plans to take the coal ash accumulated near the Schoolfield Dam to a dry landfill in Roxboro, N.C.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies will hold an open house Monday in Danville for residents to discuss upcoming dredge work to clean up coal ash from near the Schoolfield Dam.

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North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.

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Danville officials want to hire a company to evaluate the possible impacts of the recent coal ash spill — or a similar event — on the city’s water treatment plant.

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A North Carolina judge has denied Duke Energy's motion seeking to shield records related to groundwater pollution leeching from 33 coal ash dumps in the state while a separate federal criminal investigation is ongoing.

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Duke Energy president and CEO Lynn Good gestures as she speaks to a business group during a luncheon in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 2, 2…

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Farmers like Jerry Apple who raise cattle or grow crops along the Dan River don't know what the impact of a large coal ash spill into the rive…

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Farmers like Mike Powell who raise cattle or grow crops along the Dan River don't know what the impact of a large coal ash spill into the rive…

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The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina's environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe.

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Clean-water advocates held a rally on World Water Day at Island Ford Landing along the Smith River here Saturday, where attendees enjoyed the warm weather, hot dogs and bluegrass/traditional music by a trio of talented young girls.

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The Dan River Basin Association joined with three other conservation groups Thursday to intervene in a lawsuit state officials have filed against Duke Energy to stop pollution from the power company’s coal ash ponds.

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated coal ash into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe receives an update on the area’s water quality from Barry Dunkley, division director for water and wastewater treatment, …

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe receives an update on the area’s water quality from Barry Dunkley, division director for water and wastewater treatment, …

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe took a tour of the City of Danville’s water treatment plant on March 18.

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Coal ash remediation plans drew officials from state and federal agencies to Danville on Tuesday, with meetings to reassure residents that coal ash in the Dan River would be cleaned up as quickly as possible while tests on wildlife, aquatic life and water quality continue to be taken.

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A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

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North Carolina regulators say they are investigating whether Duke Energy broke the law when workers pumped contaminated water from a coal ash dump near the Cape Fear River.

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Duke Energy was in a bind. North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation's largest power company to pollute the ground near its plants without penalty. But in early 2013, a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash dumps spread across the state.

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The morning before the snow came a couple weeks ago, the Riverwalk Trail was strangely silent. There were no sounds of chirping birds as there had been the day before when the city had enjoyed spring like temperatures.

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Just two days after Duke Energy told North Carolina officials in a letter that it plans to remove coal ash from its Dan River ponds, the state’s environmental regulators said Friday they plan to change the company’s wastewater permits to mandate elimination of unauthorized discharges and removal of coal ash from its basins at Riverbend and Asheville power plants.

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Regulators in North Carolina say they plan to modify permits at two Duke Energy coal ash ponds to stop pollution from seeping into public waterways, but environmental groups say the action doesn't go far enough.

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Following the Duke Energy coal ash spill up river over a month ago, these warnings have been posted all along the Riverwalk Trail. 

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Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps.

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Democrats at the North Carolina legislature rolled out a nine-point proposal Thursday to dispose of and monitor coal ash now sitting in pits throughout the state, saying Duke Energy and state officials have waited too long to address their environmental risk.

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North Carolina's top utilities regulator has been subpoenaed as part of the broadening criminal investigation triggered by last month's massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

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North Carolina regulators are pressing Duke Energy to send robot cameras up drainage pipes at all of its coal ash dumps in the state following a big spill last month that left 70 miles of the Dan River coated in toxic sludge.

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EDEN, N.C. — For more than a decade, a series of engineering inspectors repeatedly flagged the drainage pipes under Duke Energy’s Dan River as…

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Piggly Wiggy Stock Manager Vicki Scearce said bottled water sales have gone up at least 25 percent since the coal ash spill into the Dan River last month.

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North Carolina regulators issued notice to Duke Energy on Friday that the company will be cited for violating environmental standards in connection with a massive coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

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The latest water-quality tests show that concentrations of iron and aluminum in the Dan River near the site of the Eden coal ash spill continue to decrease, but aluminum still exceeds surface water quality standards at all upstream and downstream sampling locations.

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At the edge of pits containing 1.7 million tons of coal ash at the Jefferies Generating Station, the hydraulic arm of a big orange excavator scooped up the toxic gray sludge and dropped it into the back of a dump truck.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has sent a letter to Duke Energy demanding that the company provide detailed plans to clean up its coal ash ponds around the state, including one that spilled up to 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated water into the Dan River early this month.

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North Carolina regulators say they may force Duke Energy to move a pair of leaky coal ash dumps, more than three weeks after a massive spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge.

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Duke Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency representatives meet with Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Eden, N.C., officials Tuesda…

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The primary coal ash basin at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., is almost devoid of water three weeks after a stormwater pi…

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When a second stormwater pipe under the primary coal ash basin at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., failed and leaked conta…

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Danville City Council got a close look at the coal ash storage pond that sent tons of ash and contaminated water into Danville’s drinking water source Feb. 2.

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A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimates that up to 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater spilled into the Dan River earlier this month.

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Ever since thousands of tons of coal ash spilled into the Dan River from Duke Energy’s closed Dan River Steam Station, concerns have ranged from the quality of drinking water for Danville residents to the spill’s effect on fish and other wildlife.

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From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electric Plant, a looming reminder of the environmental dangers threatening his family.

Photographs from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's Rick Browder, Gabe Darkwah and Jason Hill stop their boat at Abreu-Grogan Park in Danville on T…

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Environmental specialist Jason Hill displays a Golden Redhorse that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality caught during their ventu…

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality representatives launch their boat at Abreu-Grogan Park on Thursday to collect fish that will be s…

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First tests of coal ash-related contamination — such as arsenic, mercury, lead and zinc — to fish began Thursday with a team from the State Department of Environmental Quality pulling about 175 fish out of the Dan River in Danville.

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Duke Energy’s problems at Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. — where millions of gallons of water from a coal ash basin and up to 39,000 tons of coal ash were released into the Dan River Feb. 2 — continue with weather delays from a winter storm slowing sealing of a 48-inch corrugated metal storm water drainage pipe and a second storm water pipe springing leaks.

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Federal prosecutors widened their investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina, demanding reams of documents and ordering nearly 20 state environmental agency employees to testify before a grand jury.

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North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill.

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Last year, a team from the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation paddled canoes and kayaks up the Dan River from Berry Hill Bridge to Abreu-Grogan Park and decided to back local officials’ efforts to get the 15-mile stretch of the river officially named a “Scenic River” by the Virginia General Assembly.

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You couldn’t exactly say that regulators oozed personality at last week’s public hearing 20 miles downstream from Duke Energy’s massive coal ash spill.

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Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders said he and other Danville City Council members have been hearing from a multitude of residents concerned about the coal ask spill at Duke Energy’s closed Dan River Steam Plant in Eden, N.C. — especially those unconvinced that the city’s drinking water is safe.

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As federal prosecutors launch a criminal investigation into Duke Energy's massive coal ash spill on the Dan River, two North Carolina lawmakers say they will push legislation to force the nation's largest electricity provider to clean out its leaky waste dumps across the state.

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With thousands of tons of coal ash in the Dan River, what are local nature lovers to do if they see dead or dying wildlife along the river?

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In an official statement released Wednesday, the office of U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt, R-5th District, defended Hurt’s vote against adding rules to the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act that would have required companies nationwide to report data to federal regulators regarding chemicals and mixtures that could potentially leak into public water systems.

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.

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In the days ahead, the snow will melt, and the resulting water could bring the Dan River high enough to flood its banks, burying parts of the Riverwalk Trail and running up on lawns and farmland.

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An environmental group and Duke Energy have differing views on the likelihood that a still-flowing drainage pipe at Duke’s Dan River plant has continued to send coal-ash pollution into the river.

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“It’s safe; you can drink the water,” Myles Bartos, on-scene coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told a standing room-only crowd in Danville City Council chambers Tuesday night.

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Duke Energy said Tuesday it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution leaking from waste dumps at its power plants.

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In the nine days since a coal ash storage basin at Duke Energy’s old Dan River Steam Station spilled an estimated 27 million gallons of water and 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River in Eden, N.C., people in boats and on riverbanks collecting water samples has become a familiar sight.

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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.

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The competence of the water treatment staff and the technology they’re using doesn’t dismiss the fact that the city government knew — but chose not to immediately tell the people who pay the bills — that their river had undergone an ecological disaster. That’s inexcusable.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority’s customers are paying for part of the clean-up of the 2008 coal fly ash slurry spill at TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant.

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Duke Energy crews have plugged the leak that has allowed coal ash to spill into the Dan River for five days, a company official said Friday.

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Dawn Nozzi Witter asks Duke Energy about environmental concerns including safety of the fish in the Dan River at a news conference at city hal…

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Mayor Sherman Saunders asks Duke Energy North Carolina utility operations president Paul Newton about the company’s long term water testing pl…

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Duke Energy North Carolina utility operations president Paul Newton addresses concerns regarding Sunday’s coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan …

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Duke Energy North Carolina utility operations president Paul Newton addresses concerns regarding Sunday’s coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan …

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 As coal ash continued to settle into the sand of the Dan River on Thursday, North Carolina’s governor assured reporters at the Duke Energy spill site the utility would be held accountable for cleanup.

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On Thursday, the Dan River still had a gray tint rather than the familiar brown.

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On Thursday, the Dan River still had a gray tint rather than the familiar brown.

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As Duke Energy continues to try to plug a massive leak in a coal ash storage pond at its closed Eden, N.C., Dan River Steam Station, environmental agencies and groups are monitoring the water that continues to seep into the Dan River carrying coal ash from a containment basin.

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Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge.

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While Duke Energy continued its efforts to contain a spill of coal ash into the Dan River and environmentalists gathered samples for analysis, Danville went about its routine.

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About a dozen types of fish — and the creatures they depend on for food — live in the Dan River, where nearly 85,000 tons of coal ash spilled into the water from a broken pipe Sunday upriver in Eden, N.C.

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Water treated by Danville Utilities still meets safety standards despite Sunday’s coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. — and the ongoing leak at the site.

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Chemist David Stiles performs a heterotrophic plate count test on an incubated tap water sample from Monday on Feb. 5 at the Danville Water Tr…

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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dept. of Interior biologist travel up the Dan R…

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Daniel Michaelson, biologist, with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries launch a boat into the Dan River at Abreu-Grogan Park land…

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Chemist David Stiles explains the water filtration process on Feb. 5 at the Danville Water Treatment Plant. (Steven Mantilla/Danville Register…

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Chemist David Stiles performs a heterotrophic plate count test on an incubated tap water sample from Monday on Feb. 5 at the Danville Water Tr…

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On Wednesday, the Dan River still had a gray tint rather than the familiar brown.

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Treated tap water from Ballou Park is visibly less cloudy than the raw water sample that sits next to it in this file photo. The Turbidity tes…

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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dept. of Interior biologist travel up the Dan R…

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Daniel Michaelson, biologist, with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries launch a boat into the Dan River at Abreu-Grogan Park land…

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Duke Energy did not know how much coal sludge its dormant power plant in Eden had spewed into the Dan River or for how long it had been leaking when company officials started alerting municipalities downstream Sunday evening, leaving city officials flatfooted in their efforts to protect drinking water supplies.

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Danville’s drinking water remains safe, despite the coal-ash spill from Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C.

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The primary ash basin at Duke Energy’s closed Dan River Station in Eden, N.C., at right, is almost empty of water after a broken water pipe ca…

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Duke Energy’s plant in Eden, N.C., saw streams of trucks Tuesday bringing in heavy construction equipment, gravel and other necessities for cl…

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A broken water pipe that caused a coal ash spill at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River Steam Station Sunday also caused erosion to one berm in th…

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Workers at Duke Energy’s closed Dan River Steam Station, in Eden, N.C., were working Tuesday to uncover a broken pipe that has carried million…

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Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station was a hub of activity Tuesday — flatbeds hauling heavy construction equipment and dump trucks full of gravel were arriving, bulldozers and other equipment were in use just about anywhere you looked and teams of people were climbing in and out of pickup trucks everywhere, working to stem the coal ash flow into the Dan River from a water pipe that broke Sunday.

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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 …

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