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United States : DUKE ENERGY inks deal on environmental impacts of COAL ASH SPILL.

A deal has been inked by Duke Energy with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regarding any natural resources impacts caused by the coal ash spill from Duke Energy's retired Dan River coal-fired power plant in Eden, N.C., on Feb. 2, 2014.

The natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR) cooperatively with Duke Energy has been started by natural resource trustees, who is held responsible for the spill. The NRDAR will evaluate the impact of the spill on natural resources and ultimately restore the injured resources, such as fish and wildlife. Based on the damage assessment, the trustees will work with Duke Energy to restore or replace natural resources and/or seek compensation from Duke Energy. Natural resources will be restored at no cost to the taxpayers.

The trustees hope to expedite restoration efficiently and effectively by working cooperatively with Duke Energy on the NRDAR.. The trustees would center on restoration early in the process while also integrating natural resource injury assessments with ongoing remedial assessment and cleanup work.

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Date:Jun 11, 2014
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