Duke Energy pollutes Dan River with coal ash spill

And it's apparently still doing so as of right now:

Duke Energy said Monday that an unknown amount of coal ash was released from a pond at its retired Dan River power plant in Eden into the Dan River.

Duke said a stormwater pipe beneath the ash pond broke Sunday afternoon. Water from the 27-acre pond drained into the stormwater pipe. A team is still trying to stop the flow from the pipe, Duke said Monday afternoon.

As nasty as Burlington's raw sewage spill was, this is even nastier. A toxic soup of poisons and heavy metals unleashed, and there's not a damned thing Duke can do to mitigate the damage downstream. It's time for the courts to deal with this, because elected officials and industry aren't going to.

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That reminds me,

I need to be on the lookout for their annual shareholder's statement (or whatever it's called). They have to reveal all sorts of stuff, like legal fees and estimates of future costs. It's a painful read, but there's usually some jewels in there.

If I'm not mistaken

The infamous West Virginia water poisoning was also a result of coal residue processing.

Duke Energy, Pat McCrony's sugar daddy and John Skvarla's partner in crime, continues to run roughshod over NC's environment.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

The plot sickens

Skvarla wouldn't just try to put the best face on this he could, right? Right?

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014