State warns residents near coal ash spill to avoid fish, contact with river water

Story highlights

  • Spill happened February 2 near retired power plant along a North Carolina section of Dan River
  • Environmentalists protest outside the headquarters of Duke Energy
  • State tells residents it is still testing water, now trying to get samples from fish
  • Company says water is safe, promises it will be accountable
The fallout over one of the largest coal ash spills in U.S. history continued Tuesday a