Protesters upset over coal ash spill rally in Raleigh

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RALEIGH (WTVD) — An angry group protested outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh Wednesday demanding money and clean up for the coal ash spill near Eden.

The protest came on the same day a more in-depth inspection was requested to look into all pipes at Duke Energy coal ash facilities across the state.

A letter from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to Duke Energy (DENR) is asking for engineering plans, maps of all facilities and videos showing the inside of the pipes at coal ash facilities.

About 100 protesters filled the sidewalk on Blount Street in from of the Executive Mansion.

Millions of gallons of coal ash spewed into the Dan River more than a month ago.

Protesters says nothing is being done, but Gov. Pat McCrory disagrees.

“We’re taking strong and forceful action toward Duke Energy Company and we’re demanding action,” said McCrory.

McCrory maintains he’s holding Duke Energy responsible and says there should be some type of plan next week.

Meanwhile, deeper inspections at the coal plants will start next week.

Read more: WTVD

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