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Dan River Fish Tested After Coal Ash Spill

The Dan River bank with residual dark grey coal ash.
Steven Alexander
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USFWS

  

This week, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DENR, is testing fish tissue in the Dan River for contamination from the Duke Energy coal ash spill earlier this month.  The Southern Environmental Law Center claims they warned Duke Energy and DENR of a potential spill last year. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Jeff Tiberii, WUNC's Greensboro Bureau Chief about new developments with Duke Energy's coal ash spill.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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