Article courtesy of Samantha Finch | July 4th, 2016 | Parent Herald | Shared as educational material. High levels of the brain-eating amoeba, named Naegleria fowleri, were found at a water park in North Carolina. The main suspect for the appearance of the dangerous organism, according to The Center for Disease and Prevention, is the […]
Keeping contaminants out of the Dan River in North Carolina — while being ready to quickly treat any that might appear — was the goal of an exhaustive study recently completed for the Danville Utilities water plant.
Initial water tests performed at a small number of control wells in the N.C. show metals contaminants at similar levels to those found in wells near Duke Energy coal ash ponds. Duke spokeswoman Erin Culbert says the testing to date supports Duke’s contention that the contaminants found in hundreds of wells within 1,500 feet of Duke coal ash ponds in the state also occur naturally in the state’s ground water.
Residents in the Rockbridge subdivision near Knightdale received a surprise on their mailboxes earlier this summer when public notices were issued to inform them of excessive levels of gross alpha and uranium.
Three years of water testing by the U.S. Geological Survey and the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources reveal that hog and poultry feces and urine are leaking out of open-air, unlined cesspools, draining off the waste disposal fields used by these facilities and polluting our streams and rivers.
On Wednesday morning, a water sample from a station located at Bessemer Avenue and Huffine Mill Road in Greensboro, NC tested positive for E. coli. The area’s water system has been isolated from the city’s system and temporary water lines were built to redirect water to 2 schools and 13 homes in the 900 block of Huffine Mill Road.
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.
Nineteen households and a church in her community of Dukeville, North Carolina were sent letters by the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) warning them not to drink or cook with well water due to elevated levels of toxic heavy metals.
State Agency Drafts Permits to Better Protect Water Quality Near Coal Ash Ponds Until Closure Plans are Approved
The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced an interim step to better protect water quality around several of Duke Energy’s largest coal ash storage facilities.
Duke Energy is facing multiple criminal charges for years of dumping coal waste into North Carolina’s rivers.
It’s been 10 months since a pipe broke beneath a coal ash waste pit at a shuttered Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina, sending 39,000 tons of toxic waste into the Dan River, a drinking water source for downstream communities in Virginia and North Carolina.