Feds subpoena more records in NC coal ash probe

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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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