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NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

 

September 23, 2018



WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.

Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise through the weekend at the L.V. Sutton Power Station. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach poses a significant threat of increased flooding to nearby communities.

Sheehan said the company can't rule out that ash might be escaping the flooded dump and flowing through the lake into the river....



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