US feared coal ash pollution settlement was too lenient, documents show

US Environmental Agency expressed concern last year over deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy

The US Environmental Agency expressed concern last year that a proposed deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy to settle pollution violations at two of the company’s coal ash dumps was too lenient.

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources released more than 13,000 pages of public records in recent days as a response to media requests following the February 2 coal ash spill at a Duke plant in Eden, which coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge.

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