Environmentalists Describe "Insanely Toxic" Water Contamination In Wake Of Hurricane Florence

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Wilmington, United States

Water toxicity tests conducted by environmental groups since September's Hurricane Florence caused severe flooding in states on the US’s Atlantic seaboard show much higher levels of arsenic contamination than those reported by state authorities. Cleanup operations are continuing after about 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash spilled out of ash ponds associated with local power utility Duke Energy.