Toxics Leaking From 2nd Pipe At NC Coal Ash Dump

"RALEIGH, N.C. -- 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."

"The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of contaminated water coming out a pipe that runs under a huge coal ash dump at its Eden power plant. A nearby pipe at the same dump collapsed without warning two weeks ago, coating the bottom of the Dan River with toxic ash as far as 70 miles downstream."

Michael Biesecker reports for the Associated Press February 18, 2014.


"North Carolina: Duke Energy Ordered to Stop Waste" (AP)

"Coal Ash Piles Up As High As 5 Feet In North Carolina River, Endangering Aquatic Life" (Climate Progress)

Source: AP, 02/19/2014