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    Grand jury investigates toxic coal ash leak into N.C. river

    CBS News

    by CBS News

    A massive leak from a Duke Energy waste pond in February coated a stretch of the Dan River from Virginia to North Carolina with sludge containing chemicals known to cause cancer. Now a federal grand jury will begin hearing evidence on whether North Carolina regulators looked the other way when toxic coal ash leaked from Duke Energy plants. Mark Strassmann reports.