"Cleanup of Dan River Ash Sparks Backlash"

"Most of the Duke Energy coal ash that spilled into the Dan River in February will stay there, creating a rift between regulators and river advocates over the cleanup.

Duke said this week that contractors have finished dredging the largest of the deposits, 2,500 tons of ash and sediment behind a dam in Danville, Va. About 500 tons have been removed from four smaller deposits.

That leaves up to 36,000 tons of ash spread along 70 miles of river bottom from the spill site in Eden to Kerr Lake on the North Carolina-Virginia line. Ash contains metals that can be toxic."

Bruce Henderson reports for the Charlotte Observer July 19, 2014.


"North Carolina: Coal Ash Cleanup Ends" (AP)

"Environment Group Says Public 'Mislead' To Think Dan River Is Clean" (WNCN)

"NC, Va. Groups To Monitor Coal Ash in Dan River" (AP)

Source: Charlotte Observer, 07/21/2014