Coal ash spill, pipe breaks at Duke Energy power plant.

On Feb, 2, a Duke Energy storage pipe blew out, and 39,000 tons of ash and water gushed into the river.

It was said that, Duke Energy did not have the required stromwater permits that are legally required to discharge rainwater draining from its property properly into a river, or lake. The Associated press filed a public records request for a copy of Duke's storm water permit. There wasn't one.

It is the eight notice of violation the state has issued against Duke in less than a month.

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Coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge, and contamination.

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Many people stand outside protesting. "We want clean water!" "Duke needs to take a stand, and fix this problem, which is already out of control, 70 million miles of the river have been contaminated. Its time for this problem to be resolved."

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Coal ash contains arsenic, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals which are very toxic to wildlife, and humans. These toxins are known to cause cancer, and are very harmful to the environment, as well as the river.
"Obviously the local community and conservationists can't count on the DENR to do the right thing. And so we want to be there to be sure that DENR does do the right thing - that their feet and Duke's feet are held to the fire" Holleman said.