North Carolina on Tuesday ordered Duke Power Corp to plug a leak of contaminated wastewater from a decommissioned energy plant, which authorities within the state mentioned might be leaking into a river that provides drinking water. The arsenic-laced discharge from a 36-inch stormwater pipe used to be the 2nd this month from beneath a coal ash dump at the Eden plant. In early February, hundreds of lots of sludge spilled into the Dan River after a 48-inch pipe broke underneath the 27-acre ash pond, Duke stated. “Downstream public water supplies remain safe and the river meets all water quality standards,” it stated, adding it was once continuously sampling and monitoring water within the Dan River.