Coal Ash Spill

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POSTED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 3:09pm

Clean-up is underway to fix a broken pipe that has leaked more than 50,000 tons of coal ash into a North Carolina river. Bill O,Neil reports

(WXII) Duke Energy officials confirmed the presence of arsenic in North Carolina's Dan River following an ongoing coal ash spill, but the company and environmental groups differ widely on how much.

Duke Energy said Thursday its results at least 2 miles downstream from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden showed traces of arsenic contamination, but at levels considered safe for both people and aquatic life.

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