CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A group of environmental activists protested outside Duke Energy’s headquarters in Charlotte on Thursday.
The group is upset over the leakage from a Duke Energy coal ash pond into the Dan River.
82,000 tons of coal ash leaked into the rover from the Duke plant in Eden.
The company said a pipe broke on Sunday at a stream station that closed in 2012. Environmentalists said they are worried about potential long-term effects the spill may have.
The Business Journal reported that Duke Energy said they plan to change the outdated way the ash in stored.