Coal Ash Spill North Carolina
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. A federal grand jury is convening Tuesday, March 18, 2014, as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 4:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have issued a new subpoena in their ongoing criminal investigation into the massive coal ash spill at a Duke Energy power plant.
The grand jury subpoena sent to the North Carolina Utilities Commission on Friday directs the agency's staff to provide additional records involving the two coal ash dumps Duke's Dan River Steam Station. A pipe running under one the dumps collapsed Feb. 2, triggering a spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge. The subpoena orders the state commission to produce the documents Tuesday.
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Friday, June 13, 2014 4:31 pm.