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Wednesday December 2nd

Sascha Medina


Coal ash in Chapel Hill and across N.C. puts drinking water and environment at risk

In 2013, the Town of Chapel Hill discovered a coal ash site under the Chapel Hill Police Station, which some say could pose a threat to the drinking water of nearby residents.  The Town’s Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment will more completely characterize the risks and help determine the remediation plan. There are 50 coal ash disposal sites in North Carolina. Coal ash contains a toxic mix of heavy metals that can damage human and ecological health. 

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