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.