Day 31 Of The Coal Ash Spill: Eight More Metal Pipes
"We are going to be looking at if there are corrosion issues going on with some of the corrugated metal pipes or if there are leaks that could become problems down the road," said, Jamie Kritzer, with DENR
Regulators with DENR are asking Duke for emergency action plans, maps and videos of the insides of pipes. Governor Pat McCrory has said his preference is for coal ash to be removed by his former employer. The CEO of Duke says the utility is working on short and long term solutions and will provide a plan by March 15th. The third largest coal ash spill in US history has led to criticism of DENR and sparked a federal criminal investigation of the agency's relationship with the utility.