"Investigation Into NC Coal Ash Spill Widens"

"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."

"The subpoenas were made public by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Wednesday. They also ordered state officials to hand over any records pertaining to investments, cash or other items of value they might have received from Duke Energy or its employees.

Charlotte-based Duke also confirmed it was served with a new subpoena, the second received by the nation's largest electricity provider. Company spokesman Tom Williams declined to discuss it."

Michael Biesecker reports for the Associated Press February 19, 2014.


"DENR Head Defends Agency Over Pollution Enforcement as Federal Probe Widens" (Raleigh News & Observer)

Source: AP, 02/20/2014