Coal Ash Spill
Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:23 am
Updated: 8:45 pm, Sun Feb 16, 2014.
An environmental group and Duke Energy have differing views on the likelihood that a still-flowing drainage pipe at Duke’s Dan River plant has continued to send coal-ash pollution into the river.
Tests of water at the drainage pipe just upstream from Duke Energy’s Feb. 2 coal ash spill show wastewater that’s “extremely toxic and it has all the telltale pollutants of coal ash,” said Peter Harrison, staff attorney for the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 8:23 am.
Updated: 8:45 pm.