Test results show drinking water is safe downstream of Duke Energy’s coal ash spill this week, but that doesn’t mean the Dan River is unscathed.
According to a Catawba Riverkeeper, DENR did not test near the outfall, i.e. the tests referred to hear sampled water some distance downstream.
This article also has several references to the 2008 TVA coal ash spill in Roane County, TN
See on www.charlotteobserver.com