Coal Ash and the Environment

Coal ash pulled from the bottom of the Dan River near the site of the Duke Energy spill in Eden, N.C. (Photo courtesy of Dan River Basin Association)

Duke Energy’s Coal ash ponds are unlined, and are always leaching chemicals into our waterways, even when there are not major leaks, like the one that flooded the Dan River in North Carolina last month. Duke is planning to clean up all 33 of its coal ash ponds across the state- their plan… power customers will foot the one billion dollar bill.



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