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Fifth body recovered in Rockingham Co. river accident

The body of the last person missing from a North Carolina river accident that killed five people has been found, weeks after a family rode inflatable tubes over a relatively small but dangerous Duke Energy dam.

Survivors of Dan River tubing accident in NC Speak out

The four survivors of the Dan River tubing accident are holding tight to one another once again and sharing their story. 

Body of fourth tuber, age 7, has been found in North Carolina river

The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday.

Dan River tubing accident: Rescue crews resume search 2 still missing since Wednesday

Rockingham County Emergency Officials said 30-year-old Teresa Villano and 7-year-old Isiah Crawford are two of the nine family members who went over a Duke Energy dam on the river near Eden Wednesday night. 

3 dead, 2 missing after tubers go over Duke Energy dam near NC state line

Four of the nine were found by construction workers around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday after they were found "hanging onto various items."

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

North Carolina orders Duke Energy to excavate all coal ash

The country's largest electric company is being ordered to excavate coal ash from all of its North Carolina power plant sites, slashing the risk of toxic chemicals leaking into water supplies but potentially adding billions of dollars to power bills.

Duke Energy gets permit to bury coal ash near spill site

North Carolina's environmental department is telling Duke Energy to go ahead with building a lined landfill at its Dan River power plant so it can move coal ash away from the river that saw a massive spill two years ago.

NC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.

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