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.