February 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM
Duke executive apologizes for ash spill


A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles.

Duke Director of Environmental and Legislative Affairs George Everett also told lawmakers Monday the company wants to close some of its unlined dumps where the toxic ash is stored next to public waterways.

Everett said at a legislative oversight hearing that Duke Energy will clean up the river.

Everett said the company has been working for two years on plans to close some of the dumps at some of its out-of-operation coal-fired plants. But he did not define whether close meant the company would actually remove the ash and take it to another location.

Everett also didn't discuss coal-ash dumps at plants still in operation.



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