Duke Energy Repairs Crack In Dam At Coal Ash Pit

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy has repaired a crack in a dam at a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Monday that Duke had finished the work. The agency last week approved Duke's plan to repair a large crack that had opened in an earthen dam that holds back millions of tons of coal ash. Duke says no water was flowing through the dam. The structure is at the Cape Fear River plant, where North Carolina regulators said Duke illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit.

Crack Reported In Dam At Duke Energy Facility

Cape Fear is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a high-hazard dam where a spill could cause catastrophic damage to nearby homes and threaten lives.

Federal Grand Jury Looks Into Duke Energy Spill

Duke Energy Racks Up Environmental Violations

NC Pulls Deal With Duke On Coal Ash Pollution

Duke: Cleanup At Dan River Plant Will Take 2 Years


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment