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Uncertainty Clouds Coal Ash Picture in N.C. One Year After Spill

Uncertainty Clouds Coal Ash Picture in N.C. One Year After Spill

After dipping a few jars of water to test from the Dan River near the Virginia state line, North Carolina officials told reporters Friday that it appears the worst of the affects from the Feb. 2, 2014, coal ash spill near Eden may be over.

"I'd eat a fish caught in this river," said Tom Reeder, assistant secretary for the environment in the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources. As for the water, "I'd drink it right now, I don't care."

Some who live near the boat ramp where Reeder was speaking are less confident.

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