Duke Energy to begin coal ash cleanup today

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EDEN, N.C. — Duke Energy will begin coal ash cleanup at the Dan River today.

The company has already set up cranes, pumps and other heavy equipment to get started.

The initial spill happened just over three months ago when 80,000 tons of coal ash leaked into the Dan River because of a storm water pipe burst.

Duke Energy began vacuuming up sludge from the Abreu Grogan Park area in Danville in April.

Experts from the company will host a question and answer session today from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Eden Municipal Building.