Duke Energy pumping coal
The coal ash spill affected Cape Fear by the fish and animals around it and created a crack in an earthen dam. Duke energy is liable for the the clean up of the ash spill. They are the ones who run the system and make the money they make so if something goes wrong it shouldn't all the sudden be the states job to clean up their mess. When you have a business you know the responsibilities you have to take on. But if they don't clean it up someone does and that would be states job to clean up their mess. This is all apart of environmental protection, social responsibility and business ethics. If something goes wrong they have rules to back it up to say that they need to clean it up and that it was wrong and illegal to pump the coal ash in the river.