Duke Energy had pumped contaminated water into the Cape Fear River, and it was 61 million gallons. This marked the eighth time in less than a month that Duke had been cited for environmental violations.
Duke could have hefty fines from them violating their waste-water permit at their Cape Fear Plant.
According to regulators from the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources Duke has doing illegal pumping for months.
There was pipe that blew out, and it was below a Duke Energy pond.