As Coal Ash Spews Into N.C. River, More 'Ticking Time Bombs' Threaten

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Duke Energy is still scrambling to repair the leak in a storm pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre coal ash pond. Duke Energy spokesperson Meghan Musgrave told Bloomberg on Tuesday that an estimated 10 percent of the pond's 992,000 tons of ash ( 99,200 tons) have spilled into the Dan River.

Yet Kerul Dyer of Rainforest Action Network told Common Dreams, "There is no way of knowing exactly how much has spilled already because the monitoring by Duke Energy is inadequate."

Common Dreams
Sarah Lazare
Thursday, February 6, 2014

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