Breaking: Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill Pollutes River and Threatens Drinking Water | EcoWatch

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Donna Lisenby | February 4, 2014 10:50 am

Yesterday afternoon, Duke Energy reported that it spilled between 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River near Eden, NC. To put the volume in perspective, the spill is the equivalent of 413 to 677 rail cars of wet coal ash poured into a public drinking water source. The spill is located on a stretch of the Dan River between Eden, NC and Danville, VA. An estimated 22 million gallons of coal ash could already be in the Dan River moving downstream.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

Residents along the Dan River between Eden, NC and Danville, VA, need to be advised of this massive coal ash spill.

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