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Thursday, February 6, 2014

First Drip (2/6/14): Duke Energy pipe made of metal, Food Babe strikes again, more

Duke Energy officials announced yesterday the stormwater pipe that broke Sunday, spilling an estimated 50,000 to 82,000 tons of coal ash down the Dan River in Eden, N.C., was made of corrugated metal, not reinforced concrete that the company had originally thought it to be. Duke also reported that trace metals have been found in water samples, but that filtered samples "exceeded state drinking-water standards."

In more you-need-to-be-concerned-about-the-water-you're-drinking news, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a Tega Cay water company for repeated leaks, many of them spilling into Lake Wylie.

The Food Babe does it again: Subway announced it will remove a chemical from its bread that's used to increase elasticity in yoga mats and other items, after local food activist Vani Hari petitioned the company.

The family of Kendrick Johnson, a Georgia teenager found dead in a rolled-up gym mat, are suing the funeral home they say wrongfully replaced his internal organs with newspaper.

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