Lake Pollution By Selenium

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 16, 2017 At 1,100 acres, Sutton Lake is home to schools of largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. Unfortunately, the lake also contains high levels of selenium, as Duke University scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment showed using results of a study in […]

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S.C. Cleanup Results Show There’s Hope After Coal Ash Contamination

An environmental cleanup project underway in South Carolina shows that moving coal ash from leaky, unlined pits located along waterways leads to immediate, dramatic improvements in the groundwater contamination that’s a widespread problem near coal ash dumpsites.

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Concern For Well Water Near Prince William County Power Plant

The Virginia Department of Health will offer well water users near Dominion Power’s Possum Point power plant additional testing for their wells despite finding no evidence of a threat to them, in the hopes of easing resident concerns about coal ash ponds nearby.

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Audience at Coal Ash, Drinking Water Forum Hear Conflicting Views On

Rowan County health officials held the meeting to answer the questions of area residents who have received warning letters about their wells as part of a statewide effort to sample drinking water wells within 1,500 feet of the “compliance boundary” of Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds — the point where the groundwater near an ash pond is required by law to be clean.

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More Dukeville Water Wells Declared Unsafe

More Rowan residents are without clean drinking water after the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural on Thursday released additional test results for wells near Buck Steam Station.

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Water Near Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Still Unsafe For Residents

Duke Energy just pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor violations of the Clean Water Act committed by three of its subsidiaries in the Dan River spill and agreed to pay $68 million in fines that cannot be passed to customers, and $34 million for environmental projects.

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Nuclear Waste, Arsenic at SC Coal Plant Raise Concern

Pollution test results from last year show that the Hartsville plant’s coal waste pond has released higher levels of arsenic into groundwater than state regulators ever had recorded there. In some cases, the arsenic levels rival those at other power plant sites in South Carolina that already are undergoing cleanup.

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Coal Ash Rules must be Stronger

Just because federal regulators didn’t inspect a chemical silo or a fertilizer plant or coal ash dump, just because they didn’t ban the use of asbestos or PCBs, doesn’t make manufacturers immune from responsibility if there’s a leak or explosion or downstream effect.

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Coal Ash and Fracking Fluid: Two More Victories for Environmental Protection

While America recently elected a new and possibly anti-environmental Congress, we are still ending 2014 on a high note with two environmental victories. Both originated in the executive branch of government–one in our national government and the other in the New York state government.

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EPA Issues new Regulations for Handling Coal Ash

The new rules will control coal ash tank sites and monitor new and existing impoundments for contamination of groundwater

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Coal Ash Sites Contaminate Water Supply with Deadly Toxic Metals

Coal-fired power plants create around 140 million ton of fly ash and other combustion wastes every year (2). The wastes created from the power plants contain some of the most toxic metals such as titanium, mantancse, arsenic, mercury, lead and molybdenum (1).

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Water Contamination In Wisconsin Likely Tied To Coal Ash, Report Finds

Coal ash could be contaminating drinking water in southeastern Wisconsin, according to a new report.

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