GREENSBORO, N.C. -- An investigation that began in February after tens-of-thousands of gallons of coal ash spewed into the Dan River, is just heating up.
The leak happened after a stormwater drain burst at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station in Eden.
The state then released information to the media and the public.
This coal ash spill has become a spill of disputes. Who knew what, when? When will it be cleaned up and who will pay? More importantly, are any water sources damaged?
Crews from Duke Energy and the N.C. Department of Natural Resources have visited the site for weeks and continue to check the water to make sure it's safe for drinking and recreation.
On Thursday, April 24, WFMY News 2 has dedicated reporters Frank Mickens, Morgan Hightower and Ben Briscoe to break down the coal ash spill and what it means to you, your family, your water and your wallet.
WFMY News 2's Frank Mickens investigated the thousands upon thousands of dollars that Duke Energy and Duke employees contribute to politicians. One state representative says "It's a little bit of pay to play in Raleigh right now."
WFMY News 2's Morgan Hightower is investing how the coal ash spill is impacting our drinking water and fish and wildlife. She's also asking if the state or Duke missed the warning signs that could have prevented this spill.
2WTK's Ben Briscoe visited Kingston, Tennessee, where city leaders say they are battling an image problem five years after its coal ash spill.
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