- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Duke Energy has completed a $500,000 overhaul of a park in Danville it used during a cleanup of a 2014 coal ash spill.

The Danville Register & Bee reports (https://goo.gl/Pnm5zY ) city and company officials held a ceremony at the renovated Abreu-Grogan Park last week.

The February 2014 breach of a stormwater pipe at the coal ash impoundment in North Carolina sent a stew of coal ash and wastewater into the Dan River, fouling 70 miles of its waters and depositing tons of coal ash along the riverfront of Danville.

The company pledged to renovate the three-acre park after using it during cleanup efforts.


Information from: Danville Register & Bee, https://www.registerbee.com

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