Duke contending with second spill in month from shuttered plant

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

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.