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Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Map the spill: Three leaks, ONE dischage permit From Pete Harrison, an attorney for the Waterkeeper Alliance: Here is a map showing approximate locations of: the ongoing seepage pouring over orange rocks that Waterkeeper identified (orange line) the 48” pipe that collapsed on Feb. 2 causing the major spill event (red line) the 36” pipe that is now under question (yellow line) the only NPDES-permitted outfall for the entire ash impoundment (green line) Note that this is an approximation, based on incomplete information, and subject to [...]

NCDENR has known about groundwater contamination at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant for years

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

NCDENR has known about groundwater contamination at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant for years   In 2000, the coal industry made a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: It would self-monitor groundwater contamination if the agency did not regulate coal ash. Some of those promised groundwater monitoring wells weren’t installed until Dec. 2008 — the same month as the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster in Kingston, Tenn. So, there isn’t as much data as there should be. From Appalachian Voices, circa 2009, on groundwater contamination in North Carolina due to [...]

City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination

February 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

From our friends at CoalAshChronicles.com City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination While the Danville, Va., water utility is reporting that the water in their city is fine, you might want to know that they’re making that statement based in part on water sample testing that was done by Duke Energy — the company is collecting the samples and processing them in their private lab at its McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville, N.C. Barry Dunkley, the division director of water and wastewater treatment for Danville Utilities, [...]