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February 21, 2014
Recently, my friend and colleague Ruth told you about the impact of the Elk River chemical spill on her friends and family in West Virginia. 300,000 West Virginians lost their clean water , so they could not cook, bathe or simply have a drink for days. My heart went out to them. Today, like a bad joke, it’s my turn to tell the same story, this time affecting my own state of North Carolina and our neighbor, Virginia. A couple of weeks ago, Duke Energy, the nation’s largest provider of electricity, reported that a large storm pipe under one of its closed power plants had ruptured , releasing an...