RALEIGH: NC officials fear 2nd pipe collapse at Duke plant - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

NC officials fear 2nd pipe collapse at Duke plant

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

North Carolina officials are concerned that a second pipe running under a Duke Energy coal ash dump might fail more than a week after a similar pipe collapsed, triggering a massive toxic spill into the Dan River.
    
The state Department of Environmental Resources said late Friday that video taken inside the concrete pipe shows wide gaps between seams through which potentially contaminated water is gushing.
    
The agency didn't provide an estimate for how much liquid from the dump is currently spilling into the river. Officials have given Duke 10 days to come up with a plan to fix the leaks.
    
Word of the new problem comes after an environmental group identified seepage Thursday coming from yet another pipe at the site, days after Duke claimed the contamination was contained.

RELATED STORIES

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • 2 more flu deaths in North Carolina

    2 more flu deaths in North Carolina

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:49:20 GMT
    Two more North Carolinians have died from the flu, according to numbers released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
    Two more North Carolinians have died from the flu, according to numbers released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Former Randolph County teacher faces charges

    Former Randolph County teacher faces charges

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:55:30 GMT
    No one has been arrested in the incident.No one has been arrested in the incident.
    A former Randolph County teacher has been arrested on charges in connection with sexual contact with or illegal photography of students.
    A former Randolph County teacher has been arrested on charges in connection with sexual contact with or illegal photography of students.
  • New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:25:16 GMT
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.