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

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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.

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