March 19, 2014

WTF? Energy Company Caught Pumping from Toxic Coal Ash Pond. {Rachel Maddow Video}

Photo: WaterKeeper Alliance

There’s more crazy toxic coal ash chaos going on in North Carolina.

In February, Duke Energy spilled tens of thousands of tons of coal ash—a toxic pollutant—into the Dan River in North Carolina.  Enough to fill 73 Olympic sized swimming pools, coating 70 miles of the river with toxic sludge.

Just recently, Waterkeeper Alliance released aerial surveillance photos of Duke Energy workers pumping wastewater from two toxic coal lagoons into a canal that drains into Cape Fear River.

Hundreds of thousands of people rely on the river for drinking water, fishing and swimming. Potentially millions of gallons have been pumped starting in the fall of 2013.

I talked about this and other toxic stuff on the recent Green Divas Radio Show myEARTH360 Report, which you can listen to here:

Take action!

The Sierra Club just launched a new toxic coal ash pollution campaign urging the Environmental Protection Agency to put strong coal ash water pollution protections in place this year.

Add your voice to the Sierra Club petition.


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