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Bill introduced to stop coal ash dump pollution

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RALEIGH, N.C. - In the state capital Wednesday, two top Republicans introduce a bill aimed at stopping the pollution from coal ash dumps.

Three months ago, a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.
    
The bill is based on an earlier proposal from the governor that basically requires Duke to all of its coal ash from unlined pits near rivers and lakes.
    
State regulators say all 33 of Duke's dumps scattered at 14 sites across the state are contaminating groundwater. One of those 14 sites is right along the Neuse River.

Thursday at six, a special 9 On Your Side investigation will look into how your water is being affected by Duke Energy's coal ash sites and what the government is actually doing to protect you.

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