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Duke Energy completes Dan River cleanup

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has completed cleanup along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Virginia.

Nearly 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment had been removed from the area.

Previously, Duke completed the cleanup near the water treatment facilities in Danville and South Boston, and near the Dan River Steam Station and Town Creek, two miles downstream from the plant. More than 500 tons of coal ash and river sediment was removed.

The Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing removal operations along with state and other federal agencies. According to the EPA, there are no additional deposits to be removed from the river.

Duke Energy, EPA and other agencies will continue to monitor and remove additional coal ash and sediment deposits if identified and deemed necessary.

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