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Governor Terry McAuliffe assured Danville city officials on Tuesday that the state will monitor remediation efforts and pursue compensation from Duke Energy as a result of the coal ash spill into the Dan River from the company's plant in Eden, N.C.
McAuliffe made his comments following a tour on the city's water treatment plant.
"I wanted to come to Danville to get a firsthand look," McAuliffe said. "We want to make sure we are doing everything we can. We will do anything and all for remediation and compensation."
The governor said he is pleased the coal ash spill has not affected the city's drinking water. He applauded the efforts of water treatment plant operators in providing safe drinking water since the spill.
McAuliffe said he has spoken recently with N.C. Governor Pat McCrory. "He is on top of the situation," McAuliffe said.