North Carolina: Coal Ash Leak Is Diverted but Not Contained

Associated Press: Duke Energy said Friday that it was diverting the flow of coal ash away from the Dan River, but the company could not yet declare the huge spill fully contained nearly a week after it was discovered. Meghan Musgrave, a company spokeswoman, said that engineers at the Dan River Steam Station had designed a containment system that is capturing nearly all of the toxic runoff and pumping it back into a storage basin. Duke says up to 82,000 tons of coal ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated......

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