The coal ash spill on the Dan River had the attention of state lawmakers Thursday morning, as they questioned environmental officials about the long term effects and the costs of the contamination.
A North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps.
Danville officials say the drinking water is safe even though coal ash surfaced Wednesday in the Dan River.
In a letter sent late Tuesday, North Carolina's governor is giving Duke Energy until March 15th to come up with plans to move coal ash ponds away from rivers and into a lined landfill.
Some kayakers may think twice before paddling on the Dan River this year.
The Danville City Council is going straight to the source of the coal ash spill that threatened the city's water supply.
State water regulators in North Carolina are demanding Duke Energy seal another pipe that's leaking coal ash into the Dan River.
UPDATE: Company responsible for the coal ash spill into the Dan River talked with North Carolina lawmakers Monday.
The US Environmental Protection Agency is giving its stamp of approval to residents about the drinking water in Danville. It says the water is safe to drink.
North Carolina inspectors say they made a mistake reporting what they found in the Dan River early last week.
Friday leaders with Duke Energy say they are confident everything will be alright.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has made an unannounced visit to the coal ash spill near the Virginia border and says the serious spill needs to be brought under control as soon as possible.
Tap water is safe to drink in Danville. The director of the water treatment plant says he's not adding addition chemicals or filters to the water.
City Manager Joe King has issued the following statement regarding the Duke Energy coal ash spill into the Dan River:
Jacob Snyder/Dan River Basin Association
State environmental officials in Virginia and North Carolina are investigating a spill of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
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