The ugly politics of the Dan River coal ash spill

On February 2, 2014, a coal ash retention pond in Eden, North Carolina ruptured and spewed 39,000 tons of coal ash and contaminated water into the Dan River. The ash quickly traveled as much as 70 miles downstream. The politics quickly … Continue reading

Coal Ash in the Dan River: Counting the Costs

A pipe that ran under a coal ash pond at Duke Energy’s Dan River Steam Station in Eden, North Carolina ruptured on February 2, 2014. It sent coal ash gushing into the Dan River.  That’s barely a month after a … Continue reading