NC Coal Ash Pond Partially Failed
Recent rains removed 9 feet off the top of a coal pond at Progress Energy's Sutton station in North Carolina. Just a reminder - Failures do and can happen!
Deluge takes toll on roads, ash pond, sewers
Officials remain on alert as heavy rain again forecast to lash region throughout Wednesday.
Monday's near record-setting rainfall took a toll on more than people's nerves driving over flooded roads. Along the U.S. 421 North, a portion of one of Progress Energy's coal-ash ponds at its Sutton Electric Plant failed - although officials aren't sure if Monday's persistent rainfall was the cause.
Spokeman Scott Sutton said crews found the damage, which they initially thought was sinkhole, late Monday while inspecting the dam.
"It basically carved out about 9 feet off the top of the dam, so its not a total breach or collapse," he said.
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