SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Duke Shareholder Meeting Rally and Press Conference
On February 2, 2014 a stormwater pipe at Duke Energy’s retired Dan River power plant burst, spilling approximately 140,000 tons of coal ash and wastewater that now coats the Dan River for 70 miles downstream.
Across North Carolina, Duke Energy’s coal ash dumps contain at least 16 billion gallons of coal combustion waste (enough to cover 38,662 football fields one foot deep). These sites have polluted ground and surface waters for years with dangerous toxics threatening wildlife habitat and the water we all depend on for drinking, fishing, recreation and agriculture. Until all these sites are cleaned up, we all face the threat of daily silent seeps and another large-scale environmental disaster.
It’s time to tell Duke Energy they must be accountable for their coal ash dumps.
Join concerned citizens and environmental groups from across North Carolina at the annual Duke shareholder meeting to demand Duke Energy clean up of all their leaking coal ash dumpsites and that Duke, not the public, bear full responsibility for clean up.
When: May 1 2014, Thu 8:30am
Where: Former Duke Energy headquarters
526 South Church St, Charlotte, NC, 28202