Duke contending with second spill in month from shuttered plant

North Carolina has ordered Duke Energy (DUK) to plug a leak of arsenic-contaminated waste-water that's flowing from a pipe located underneath a coal ash dump at the decommissioned Eden plant.

The fear is that the water is entering a river that supplies drinking water, although Duke said yesterday that such supplies remain safe.

The leak is the second this month from Eden after thousands of tons of sludge flowed into the Dan River from another pipe under the ash pond. Duke is being investigated for that accident.

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  • Crookedwood
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    As a stockholder of DUK and proud of its history of running well managed facilities I am dismayed. The two incidents reflect lack management and I would urge DUKE to look at its management review policies.
    19 Feb 2014, 03:57 PM Reply Like
  • Khyber Pass
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    After the wrangle that left the Progress boss out in the cold, I would say that no bad deed goes unpunished.
    But since Duke had pending only a $99,000 state fine for environmental issues before this one blew up, I'd guess DUK won't suffer much from another little hiccup. Our rugs hide a lot of detritus in NC--and our governor was a longtime DUK employee.
    I'm a stockholder, but wonder what I was thinking when I didn't sell off at the time of the merger.
    19 Feb 2014, 04:55 PM Reply Like
  • LiledounInvestor
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    Khyber Pass
    NC only fined DUK after being forced to act by the Southeastern Environmental Law group. Fellow tar heel who also loves turnips..
    19 Feb 2014, 07:33 PM Reply Like
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