PBS NewsHour

N.C. coal ash spill raises questions about regulation

Clip: 02/17/2014 | 6m 58s

In early February more than 50,000 tons of coal ash -- which contains arsenic and other dangerous metals -- leaked from a containment pond into the Dan River in Eden, N.C. Michael Biesecker of the Associated Press joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the disaster and how the spill raises more questions about water safety and the regulators who oversee U.S. industry.

Aired: 02/17/14

Rating: NR

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