Duke Energy’s recent coal ash injustice, a tragedy for nearby and downstream communities, has now expanded into an enormous toxic waste challenge… The goals should be to prevent further harm to people and wildlife; to detoxify the rivers, ground and groundwater; and to ensure that Duke Energy – not its customers – pays the full cost after poorly managing its toxic waste for so many years.
Two environmental groups are warning state leaders against allowing Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash pits in North Carolina by shipping the ash to solid-waste landfills.
A federal grand jury convened in Raleigh as part of a criminal investigation triggered by the massive coal ash spill from Duke Energy.
A pipe from a Duke Energy coal ash pond in Eden, NC broke on February 2, 2014, spilling tons of toxic ash into the Dan River. Find out what activists around the state are doing to hold Duke Energy accountable and prevent future spills.
A Moral Monday Town Hall was held in Eden on March 31 to protest the spill. Read Appalachian Voices’ synopsis of the event here.
Photo by Phil Fonville.
Video: Learn about NC WARN’s first 15 years of successful grassroots activism.
Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) is a group of health professionals who educate their patients and other practitioners about the connection between poor air quality and disease.
NC WARN worked closely with Warren County residents and state officials from 1993 to 2003 to successfully persuade the state to decontaminate the infamous PCB Landfill. We are pleased to support this reunion and celebration. All are welcome, but please note that early registration helps.
For people living near nuclear power plants, there has been the nagging concern about radiation and the risk of cancer.
The health risks of global climate change read like a chapter out of the Book of Revelation: plagues from mosquitoes and other insects; floods and droughts that cause sickness and mental anguish; food-borne scourges and malnutrition.
A new assessment of coal’s health effects from Physicians for Social Responsibility – excellent article by Facing South – Inst. for Southern Studies
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