Duke Energy: Customers Won't Be Charged In Coal Ash Spill

EDEN, N.C. -- Duke Energy is still working to fix a second possible leak in Eden today.

Spokesperson Jeff Brooks told WFMY News 2 Duke Energy is working to seal the first leak and plug the second pipe.

While Duke's focus is beginning to shift from the pipes to the river, Brooks said customers will not pay for the spill into the Dan River.

"The customers will not pay for the clean up costs," Brooks said. "When we look at our strategies on how to address our ash basins and retires those basins and our retire plants that is part of our normal business operation."

The federal government will expand its probe into the coal ash spill.

Federal prosecutors served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas.

This move is to broaden the criminal investigation.

WFMY News 2 reached out to the state for a comment, we are still waiting for a response.

The U.S. EPA held a meeting at Eden City Hall Wednesday to discuss the Coal Ash Spill.

WFMY News 2 will update you on any new information as we get it.


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

Leave a Comment