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Virginia Officials Look For Long-Term Damage From North Carolina Coal Ash Spill

By James Gerken

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is examining any potential long-term environmental damage from a North Carolina coal ash spill on the Dan River and will hold Duke Energy “fully accountable” if any is found, the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.

The department said sampling of public drinking supplies in Danville and South Boston have met or exceeded state and federal standards. The department now is turning to additional monitoring of water supplies and aquatic life to assess any damage over a period of several years. The news from Director David K. Paylor was welcomed in Southside, …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green