The nations largest electricity comany, Duke Energy stores 150 million tons of coal ash,
in 32 dumps and 14 power plants,in North Carolina.
“This is about protecting our health and our homes. This is about protecting local economies and jobs.” McCarthy said the proposal to cut power plant emissions will spur innovation and create jobs.” Read more here Coalashchronicles.com
Toxic chemicals have been leaking into the river since 1954,and hundreds of wells used for household water have been shutdown.
I’m wondering about the wildlife and what’s being done to prevent them from drinking the toxic water from the Dan river,and surrounding areas.
A bill passed unanimously by the North Carolina Senate could close 33 coal ash ponds there within 15 years. This is a great step forward in addressing coal ash problems, but these ponds need to be more than closed. They need to be cleaned and moved away from important life sustaining water ways. Just wait for the August update on this one … sheesh! The summary: politics as usual.
The ash is a byproduct of burning coal.It contains mercury lead,vanadium,and arsenic.
It’s disgusting is what it is,after all these years,to let those people drink and bath in that water polluted with neurotoxins.
From The Weather Channel Android App: http://www.weather.com/science/environment/news/duke-coal-ash-dumps-contaminate-water
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