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What is being done about the September coal ash spill from the Capital Power plant in Southport?

Southport City Manager Bruce Oakley said information regarding the Capital Power plant coal ash spill in Southport is available on the city’s website, southportnc.org. He said Capital Power has indicated that anyone with ash on their property should reach out to Mary Munn at Capital Power, mmunn@capitalpower.com. Oakley said from what he’s heard, Capital Power has been responsive in helping with cleanup. Cleanup is in progress and the spill has been reported to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wood fuel is moved along the wood stacker at Capital Power in Southport, North Carolina Thursday, July 24, 2014. The wood is used along with tire parts and coal as fuel that is converted to steam to make electricity. [STARNEWS FILE]

Wood fuel is moved along the wood stacker at Capital Power in Southport, North Carolina Thursday, July 24, 2014. The wood is used along with tire parts and coal as fuel that is converted to steam to make electricity. [STARNEWS FILE]

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