The state’s chief environmental regulator may well be correct that a one-size-fits-all approach to coal ash cleanup may not work.
John Skvarla, who heads the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, recently joined Gov. Pat McCrory to outline a proposal to clean up Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash pits in the aftermath of the massive spill in the Dan River.
“The engineering and science is going to be a little more complicated than digging them all up and moving them to landfills,” Skvarla said.
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