Dan River in North Carolina downstream of the Duke Energy – Dan River Steam Station spill site.
Affected River Basins
Fish to avoid:
Do not eat any fish from the Dan River
Date issued: February 27, 2015
On February 2, 2014, there was a release of coal ash to the Dan River from a waste ash pond on the Duke Energy – Dan River Steam Station near Eden, North Carolina. As a result, we recommend that people do not eat any fish or shellfish from the Dan River downstream of the spill in North Carolina’s Rockingham and Caswell counties. We do not yet have the information needed to determine if eating fish or shellfish presents a health hazard or not. We are working with other agencies to collect fish downstream of the spill. We are evaluating the data from fish sampling as it becomes available to identify when eating the fish is no longer a concern.