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Appalachian Voices on Coal Spill: It’s Unfortunate, ‘But We’re Hopeful This Will Lead to Stronger Regulations.’

A broken storm-water pipe under a coal ash pond at Duke Energy’s retired power plant near Eden leaked as much as 82,000 tons of hazardous waste in to the Dan River Feb. 2. Appalachian Voices, a local environmental nonprofit, hopes this spill will push the Environmental Protection Agency towards the first federal regulations on coal ash disposal.

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