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Rachel Maddow Exposes Dirty Deal in Duke Energy Toxic Coal Ash Spill

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Rachel Maddow Exposes Dirty Deal in Duke Energy Toxic Coal Ash Spill

Hear the latest on the 73 Olympic-size swimming pools worth of toxic sludge that Duke Energy dumped into North Carolina waterways starting Super Bowl Sunday in this Rachel Maddow interview with Michael Gerrard, professor of environmental law at Columbia University. Gerrard talks about a North Carolina federal investigation into this coal ash leak disaster.

For more information on this third largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, read Waterkeeper Alliance's four-part series: part one, part two, part three and part four.

Visit EcoWatch’s COAL and WATER pages for more related news on this topic.

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By Lynne Peeples

Editor's note: This story is part of a nine-month investigation of drinking water contamination across the U.S. The series is supported by funding from the Park Foundation and Water Foundation. Read the launch story, "Thirsting for Solutions," here.

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