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Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Sep 22, 2018 - Associated Press

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power Station poses a significant threat of increased flooding to nearby communities.

Floodwaters breached several points overnight in the earthen dam at Sutton Lake, the pl...