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In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, prepares to collect water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Eden, N.C. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, prepares to collect water samples from the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Eden, N.C. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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