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82,000 Tons of Coal Sludge Spilling For Days Into NC River Threatens Virginia Drinking Water (TEXT and VIDEO)

Environment  (tags: water, Duke Energy, coal ash, health conditions, Dan River, North Carolina, Virginia, humans, wildlife )

- 1535 days ago -
Five days after coal ash began leaking into the Dan River in North Carolina last weekend, Duke Energy still can't say if the mess will ever be cleaned up.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:56 pm
I saw on the news tonight about concerns the water still isn't safe and schools closing because of it. This is outrageous that these people even are having to go through this. They need clean safe water and this is not looking good.

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:01 pm
If the coal ash is coming from that big pipe, could it not have been sealed up right away. This is horrendous, and just shows that coal ash can be very toxic and they were not handling the distribution of it properly.All these people should not be going through this!! Duke Energy get your act together and DO SOMETHING!!
I certainly would not believe in their tests, bring in some water specialists, and environmental control companies at Dukes expense. No more monkeying around.
Noted with thanks Carrie.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:49 pm
Let's serve our Congressional leaders glasses of this water.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:42 am

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:57 am
How can people keep devastating their homeland?

PlsNoMessage s (588)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:09 am

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Friday February 7, 2014, 6:41 am
Noted & posted

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:49 am
Noted & posted

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:14 am
Very sad.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 7, 2014, 3:41 pm
Noted. I'm always glad to sign petitions and send letters in defense of the people who are so badly affected by these "accidents." I will sign requesting more regulations, or anything that reins in negligence like this. If I lived near the area, I'd be at their protests. But, the people who are affected by these "spills" need to take a strong stand and show up en masse at the offices of their local representatives. The local media needs to address this harshly and constantly.
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