Workers at the Duke Energy Dan River Steam Station attempt to seal a drain pipe, which runs under a coal ash pond after the pipe was was found to be leaking and dumping coal ash and arsenic into the Dan River, in Eden, N.C., in this Feb. 19, 2014, file photo.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Friday, February 21st, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. — State officials say Duke Energy has plugged a second pipe running under a huge coal ash dump that was leaking arsenic-laced groundwater into the Dan River, which is already polluted from a massive Feb. 2 spill.