Duke works to stop discharge from 36-inch stormwater pipe into the Dan River

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy is working to halt the discharge of untreated wastewater from a 36-inch stormwater pipe beneath the coal ash basin at its retired Dan River coal plant in Eden, N.C.

The company will use a temporary system to stop the discharge to the Dan River and has already begun developing a plan to permanently plug the pipe. Samples of the water from the pipe indicated elevated levels of arsenic. The duration and volume of the discharge are not known.

Duke Energy has been continually sampling and monitoring water in the Dan River. Downstream public water supplies remain safe and the river meets all water quality standards.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.