Coal Ash Spill The Tweak
In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Eden, N.C. Documents and interviews collected by The Associated Press show how Duke’s lobbyists prodded Republican legislators to tuck a 330-word provision in a regulatory reform bill running nearly 60 single-spaced pages. Though the bill never once mentions coal ash, the change allowed Duke to avoid any costly cleanup of contaminated groundwater leaching from its unlined dumps toward rivers, lakes and the drinking wells of nearby homeowners.
Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Updated: 9:04 pm, Fri Mar 21, 2014.
Monday, March 17, 2014 7:00 pm.
Updated: 9:04 pm.