North Carolina passes regulations for toxic coal ash after big spill soiled 70 miles of river

  • by: EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 20, 2014 - 7:40 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.

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