Duke Energy ash basin overflows, spilling coal byproduct into river

by Jim Efstathiou Jr, Bloomberg

Floodwaters have overwhelmed an ash basin at a Duke Energy Corp. power plant in North Carolina, spilling a byproduct of burning coal into the Cape Fear River.

The company said coal ash at the site “remains in place” but that tiny beads called cenospheres are flowing into the river. The hollow beads, left over from burning coal, are comprised of alumina and silica, Duke said in a statement Friday.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-21/duke-ash-basin-overflows-spilling-coal-byproduct-into-river

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