George Everett, Director of Environmental and Legislative Affairs for Duke Energy, center front, explains what measures Duke Energy took following a coal ash spill into the Dan River from one of their facilities during the N.C. Legislature's Environmental Review Commission meeting Monday morning in the Legislative Office Bldg. in Raleigh, Feb 17, 2014. Above him is a photo of the site. The lawmakers heard from Duke Energy, state officials with DENR and the Division of Water Resources and the public on the accident.
George Everett, Director of Environmental and Legislative Affairs for Duke Energy, center front, explains what measures Duke Energy took following a coal ash spill into the Dan River from one of their facilities during the N.C. Legislature's Environmental Review Commission meeting Monday morning in the Legislative Office Bldg. in Raleigh, Feb 17, 2014. Above him is a photo of the site. The lawmakers heard from Duke Energy, state officials with DENR and the Division of Water Resources and the public on the accident. cseward@newsobserver.com
George Everett, Director of Environmental and Legislative Affairs for Duke Energy, center front, explains what measures Duke Energy took following a coal ash spill into the Dan River from one of their facilities during the N.C. Legislature's Environmental Review Commission meeting Monday morning in the Legislative Office Bldg. in Raleigh, Feb 17, 2014. Above him is a photo of the site. The lawmakers heard from Duke Energy, state officials with DENR and the Division of Water Resources and the public on the accident. cseward@newsobserver.com

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