NC river turns to gray sludge after coal ash spills from Duke Energy pond

  • by: MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 11:30 PM

ON THE DAN RIVER, N.C. — Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge.

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