Tell Duke Energy to stop poisoning our water with coal ash
In Eden, NC, the Dan River is running gray from a massive coal ash spill at Duke Energy's retired Dan River coal plant. On Monday February 3, Duke Energy announced that a stormwater pipe ruptured underneath a coal ash pond, carrying toxic coal ash into the Dan River. Up to 82,000 tons of coal ash have already been spilled and while Duke has tried to fix the original leak, as of Feb 19, they are reporting another leak from another pipe.
Along with coal ash pits across six states, Duke Energy operates thirteen of them across North Carolina, where toxic chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium from the coal ash are known to be leaking into the groundwater. To make matters worse, the EPA has rated ten of these coal ash dams, including the one on the Dan River where the spill happened, as being "high hazard." Duke has known about the problems with their coal ash ponds for years but done nothing to significantly clean them up.
Tell Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good that it is unacceptable to pollute our waters with coal ash. Clean up the mess in the Dan River immediately and clean up the toxic coal ash ponds across the state to prevent another spill. Here's how:
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- Click the Send Your Message button to send your message to Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy Progress.
Dan River: Courtesy Catawba Riverkeeper