Florence Has Washed Away A Mountain of Toxic Coal Ash, Likely Into NC Rivers

September 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm




At least one of Duke Energy’s giant coal-ash piles has collapsed, displacing 2000 cubic meters of ash containing arsenic, lead and mercury, likely into North Carolina’s drinking water.

39,000 tons of coal ash spilled from a coal ash pond in Eden, NC, in 2014, contaminating 70 miles of the Dan River. Credit: Waterkeeper Alliance