The February 2014 spill of coal ash from a pond at Duke Energy’s Dan River plant in Eden brought attention to a festering problem: the tons of coal ash being stored around the state. The spill opened eyes about how vulnerable these storage ponds can be. Duke is involved in a cleanup, fines have been levied, laws changed and the public has learned more about this substance and how it could affect them. We get an update from all angles, including Duke Energy’s executive in charge of cleanups as well as environmentalists and journalists, including The Charlotte Observer’s environmental reporter, Bruce Henderson.
Airing Wednesday, Oct. 21, on 90.7 WFAE and streaming on WFAE.org: Coal Ash Update | WFAE