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March 5, 2014

Duke finds more corrugated pipes, as public sentiment rises

Duke Energy has found eight more corrugated metal pipes at power plants that store coal ash, after telling state regulators that the pipe that collapsed at its Dan River facility in early February was the only one made of the weaker material. Wednesday’s public disclosure came as the utility’s growing coal-ash problem in North Carolina was also Gov. Pat McCrory’s problem.

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