coal ash

Buck Steam Station
7:24 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Environmental Group Claims Carcinogenic Contaminents in Private Well Water Near Retired Duke Plant

This is one of four coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Rowan County. Environmental groups accuse Duke of knowing for years that waste from these ponds was and continues to contaminate the well water of about 150 nearby residents.
Credit Duke Energy

Coal ash waste from a retired Duke Energy plant is being connected to contaminated well water in Rowan County.

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Dan River Coal Ash
6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Duke Energy Will Hire Independent Engineers to Tackle Coal Ash Issue

The energy giant says it is committed to cleaning up the Dan River spill site and will not increase customer rates to cover the expense.
Credit Duke Energy

Duke Energy is adding a new element to dealing with its coal ash basins.

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10:30 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

'It Feels Like a Funeral' : Rockingham County Residents React to Coal Ash Spill

At Draper Landing in Eden, Harold Byrd (left) and Donald Perdue of Rockingham County say they have fished the Dan and hunted its banks for years, eating what they caught and killed. Those days are over, they say.
Credit Justin Catanoso

It’s been three weeks since Duke Energy announced that a major pipe leak was causing thousands of gallons of toxic coal ash to empty into the Dan River. The incident in Rockingham County is estimated to be the third-largest coal ash spill in the nation's history.

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SciWorks Radio
7:48 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Coal Ash Spill Impact Can Be Measured With Science

A mix of sludge and coal ash lines the banks of the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Waterkeeper Alliance

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. 

The February coal-ash spill, has polluted the Dan River for a stretch of more than 70 miles so far.

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4:07 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water

Scientists with Appalachian Voices are collecting water samples from the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Photo by Eric Chance / Appalachian Voices

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a coal ash spill into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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