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Floodwater has breached a dam at a North Carolina power plant, and coal ash may be spilling into a nearby river

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Floodwaters from Florence have breached a dam at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina.
The water spilled over a steel retaining wall containing a large coal ash dump, according to a Duke Energy spokeswoman.
Coal ash might be escaping and flowing into the Cape Fear River.
A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.
Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan told The Associated Press on Friday that floodwaters were continuing...
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