Regulators: Duke Energy discharged 61 million gallons of wastewater into North Carolina river

  • by: MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 20, 2014 - 8:55 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.

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