RALEIGH: McCrory wants Duke Energy to reveal plan for clean up - WFLA News Channel 8

McCrory wants Duke Energy to reveal plan for coal ash clean up

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory said he's taking very strong and forceful action towards Duke Energy following the Dan River coal ash spill.

McCrory said it's time for the Duke Energy management team to come out of the shadows and let everyone, including him, know their plan to clean up the Dan River.

"As I've expressed, I am very concerned about the lack of knowledge about the infrastructure that was under the coal ash ponds, the Dan River plant and now the coal ash ponds at two or three of the other plants and now the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is prioritizing where the greatest need for action is," he said.

The spill on Feb. 2 in Eden sent millions of gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater into the Dan River when a stormwater pipe running underneath a 27-acre coal ash dump collapsed.

McCrory wants to know how the company plans to keep this from happening in any other location in the state.

"I think there is another week to go before we expect a plan.  We are expecting a very comprehensive response in the very near future," McCrory said.

RELATED STORIES

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

    Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:14:04 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit.
    A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit.
  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
  • EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:36:46 GMT
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it refused to provide time off for a worker who is a Jehovah's Witness and then fired him.
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it refused to provide time off for a worker who is a Jehovah's Witness and then fired him.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.