Floodwaters Breach NC Dam, Threaten to Push Coal Ash into River

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(From UPI)

A dam containing a lake owned by utility Duke Energy was breached by floodwaters Friday, potentially sending coal ash into the Cape Fear River, the North Carolina-based company said.

The company said floodwaters from Hurricane Florence overtopped the north end of Lake Sutton dam, causing water to spill over its walls and breach part of the dam on the southern end.

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