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Panel told of far-reaching pollution of coal-waste dumps

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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 4:21 pm

RALEIGH – The Duke Energy coal ash spill already under federal investigation landed in the lap of a state legislative environmental panel Monday, forcing lawmakers to take a rare bird’s-eye look at the documented water pollution caused by the utility’s coal-waste dumps statewide.

No significantly new answers came to light during sometimes testy exchanges, though some light was shed on the extent to which state regulators have studied the best practices of other states’ handling of coal ash.

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