EPA reaches deal with Duke Energy over coal ash spill

Duke will pay for cost of clean-up after spill coated 70 miles of the Dan river in North Carolina and Virginia

Federal environmental officials said Thursday that they have reached a deal with Duke Energy to clean up its mess from a massive coal ash spill into the Dan river.

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced it had finalized an enforceable agreement with the nation’s largest electricity company over the February 2 accident. The spill coated 70 miles of the river in North Carolina and Virginia with toxic gray sludge.

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