DENR claims Duke broke environmental laws

State environmental regulators claim that Duke Power violated federal law by failing to secure a stormwater discharge permit at it’s shuttered Dan River Steam Station, the site of this month’s coal ash spill in Eden.

NC DENR also alleges that Duke failed to maintain the coal ash pond in a way that would prevent uncontrolled discharge into state waters. 

“These are violations of state and federal law, and we are holding the utility accountable,” said John Skvarla, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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