SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Coal Ash Cleanup
One year ago this week, a pipe at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant burst, spilling 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the Dan River. Today, Duke’s Belews Creek coal ash ponds (the largest in the North Carolina) remain high hazard and continue to discharge contaminated water into the Dan River.
On the anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill, Appalachian Voices wants to send a clear message to decision makers: clean up the coal ash at Belews Creek to protect our communities, our health, and the Dan River!
Folks are meeting at Forest Chapel Church and weather permitting, moving to Belews Lake (access point on Pine Hall Rd.) to rally, take pictures, and talk to reporters.