"Dan R Coal Ash Spill Pollutes Waterway Near Retired Duke Energy Plant"

"EDEN, N.C. -- A pipe under a coal ash pond broke in northern North Carolina, releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River, Duke Energy Corp. said Monday."

"The pipe broke Sunday afternoon at the now-closed Dan River Steam Station in Eden, the utility said. The ash pond covers about 27 acres, and the dam holding the water in was not affected by the leak, officials said.

A water quality-monitoring team is checking the river, but Duke Energy said downstream water supplies have not been affected."

The Associated Press had the story February 4, 2014.


"Duke Energy Still Looking To Permanently Repair Pipe That Caused Dan River Leak" (Charlotte Business Journal)

"North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water" (WFDD)

Source: AP, 02/05/2014