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North Carolina Can’t Wait for Clean Water

Sign the Petition To Help Kick Toxic Coal Ash Pollution in North Carolina

A coal ash lagoon looms over an Asheville, NC community.
Credit: French Broad Riverkeeper & Southwings

Monitoring near coal ash ponds across North Carolina’s 14 coal-fired power plants owned by Duke and Progress Energies confirm what we have known all along: toxic heavy metals such arsenic, boron, selenium and thallium are leaking into our groundwater across the state.

The Aquifer Protection Services of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is investigating the contamination- but with no timeline as to when the pollution will stop.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has delayed finalizing long-awaited rules that would provide minimum federal guidelines to clean up coal ash lagoons in North Carolina and across the country.

Help us send the message that North Carolina can’t wait any longer for our communities to be protected from toxic coal ash. Please sign the petition below asking DENR and EPA to protect North Carolina’s waters. We will keep you up to date as to when we will deliver the petition and other actions you can take in the future.

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