Don’t Drink the Water

According to a recent finding by the EPA, North Carolina has the most coal combustion waste sites posing a high-hazard to the public. There are 44 dangerous coal waste sites nationwide, and 12 of them are in the Tarheel State.

Last year, a massive spill occurred at the Kingston Tennessee Valley Authority plant releasing several toxic materials into the surrounding river system. A number of similar spills have occurred over the years, but the EPA still does not regulate the sites, opting instead for a mix of state regulations. Many of the ash ponds aren’t even lined with plastic, allowing toxic chemicals to leach freely into the local water supply.

Find out more here

Places to Go, Things to See: