Dan River Coal Ash Spill
Learn about the state’s response to Duke Energy’s Dan River facility coal ash spill that occurred Feb. 2, 2014 in Eden, NC.
- Rapid Response Timeline of Events
- The Coal Ash Management Act (Senate Bill 729)
- Coal Ash Public Records
- Skvarla letter to SBI Director McLeod
- Fact Sheet on Coal Ash at Kerr Lake (April 25, 2014)
- DHHS Fact Sheet on Coal Ash at Kerr Lake
- EPA Kerr Lake Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Correspondence with Duke Energy
- Flickr photo set
Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration for the Dan River Coal Ash Spill
- Fact Sheet
- Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration Agreement for Dan River Spill
- The Dan River Scoping Document for Restoration Planning
Dan River Spill Water Quality Test Results
- Roanoke River Basin Bi-state Commission Presentation
- Sampling Sites Map
- Qualifier Code Definitions (for codes used in lab reports)
- Metals DENR tested for: Potassium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Nickel, Lead, Zinc, Vanadium, Silver, Aluminum, Berylium, Calcium, Cobalt, Iron, Molybdenum, Antimony, Tin, Thallium, Titanium, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium, Arsenic, Selenium, Mercury, Barium and Boron.
- Initial water quality testing performed by DENR staff on site at Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant on Tuesday, Feb. 4 showed no deviation from normal levels of temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity due to the release of water and ash from the facility’s coal ash impoundment. DENR staff are continuing to test for these parameters.
- Learn more about these parameters and what they mean.
- Test results (updated Feb. 18)
Ambient Water Quality Monitoring
- DENR has a network of ambient water quality monitoring stations throughout the state. DWR's Ambient Monitoring System webpage provides more information and instructions for obtaining ambient monitoring data.
- Arsenic concentrations at 36-inch stormwater pipe
Results for each parameter by date for each sample site:
- Hwy 14 sample site (upstream)
- Draper Landing (downstream)
- Va line sample site (downstream)
- Milton (downstream)
- Stormwater outfall 009 (upstream)
- Storm drain #2 (36" pipe)