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Duke Signs Cleanup Agreement On Dan River

Duke Energy has signed an agreement to clean up the Dan River. The Nation’s largest energy company has signed an agreement with environmental and wildlife officials in Virginia and North Carolina to clean up toxic coal ask from the Dan River, which flows through both states.

The agreement requires Duke to pay any cost associated with the February 2nd spill at its Eden power plant which coated 70 miles of the river in gray sludge. Duke has already begun the job of vacuuming up large pockets of coal ask that settled to the bottom as far downstream as Danville. And, it has agreed to pay for ongoing monitoring by government agencies on the spills impact on aquatic life.