Tell Duke Energy: Clean Up Your Toxic Coal Ash
Tell Duke Energy: Clean Up Your Toxic Coal
Duke Energy announced it will close Riverbend Steam Station in April 2013. This is a huge win for the environment. However, the station sits on Mountain Island Lake, which feeds the Catawba River, a source for drinking water for almost 1 million people and businesses.
Currently, there is no plan to remove the 71 acres of unlined coal ash ponds that remain propped up 80 feet above the surrounding landscape. These ponds are constantly leaching metals into the lake and local groundwater.
Don't let Duke Energy leave its toxic coal ash ponds behind on the Catawba when it closes.
Urge the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to require that Duke Energy remove the coal ash ponds and all the contaminants they contain and dispose of the waste in a lined facility.
All fields must be completed unless marked "optional."