State regulators to assemble coal ash pond task force
RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced it will create a coal ash pond task force to review all facilities in North Carolina.
The announcement comes after last week’s massive spill in the Dan River. Officials said the new task force will work to prevent any further spills.
The Environmental Protection Agency also said Tuesday that it will share the results from water samples taken from the river.
There is a settlement in place with Duke Energy over the spill, but now it’s on hold until an investigation is complete.
Gov. Pat McCrory said during a news conference Tuesday morning that he wants to learn more about the spill before making too many decisions.
Officials said they are doing everything they can to get it cleaned up.