Five more Duke Energy plants cited for violations after coal-ash spill

|About: Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)|By:, SA News Editor

North Carolina regulators cite five additional Duke Energy (DUK) power plants for lacking required storm-water permits after a recent spill at one of the company's coal-ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.

Two other violations were issued Friday against the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, site of the Feb. 2 spill; DUK could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for the violations.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources indicates it had been aware since at least 2011 that some DUK facilities lacked the required storm-water permits, yet took no enforcement action until after last month's spill.