DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina power company will begin cleaning up a large coal ash deposit from the Dan River in Danville next week.
A park along the Dan will be closed Tuesday so Duke Energy can begin removing the toxic sludge from a massive spill upriver in North Carolina.
Danville officials say Duke expects the work to end in July.
The Register & Bee reports that Duke crews and contractors will use the park as a staging area. The park includes a boat access ramp and a boathouse. The city will be compensated for revenue losses related to the closing.
Duke officials said the deposit spans 350 yards by 20 yards and is about a foot deep.
City, federal and state officials have said treated city water exceeds safe-drinking standards.
Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com
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