Duke Energy to begin coal ash cleanup today
DANVILLE, Va. — Duke Energy will begin the long process Tuesday of cleaning up the toxic sludge that spilled into the Dan River in February.
A massive amount of coal ash spilled into the river near the Virginia border after a pipe failed beneath a retention pond.
Crews will work from a park in Danville. The entire process is expected to last through July.
Duke Energy said the water is safe to drink but environmentalists, and locals, are still concerned about the long-term impact.