Tom Augspurger, left, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, takes a core sample during a Feb. 8 reconnaissance of the Dan River coal ash spill.  With him are John Fridell, center, who is also with the wildlife agency, and Rick Smith of Duke Energy.
Tom Augspurger, left, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, takes a core sample during a Feb. 8 reconnaissance of the Dan River coal ash spill. With him are John Fridell, center, who is also with the wildlife agency, and Rick Smith of Duke Energy. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Tom Augspurger, left, with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, takes a core sample during a Feb. 8 reconnaissance of the Dan River coal ash spill. With him are John Fridell, center, who is also with the wildlife agency, and Rick Smith of Duke Energy. U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Coal ash spill could push NC to move more aggressively on environmental threats

February 22, 2014 12:00 AM