Second Leaking Storm Pipe Under Dan River Plant – Risk of Another Failure?

Just when you thought that the Dan River coal ash disaster couldn’t get any worse, problems are surfacing about a second pipe! Read the coverage below and check out the may created by Peter Harrison of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Please join thousands of concerned citizens across the state and demand that Duke Energy stop poisoning our water with coal ash.

Media coverage

Second pipe at Duke ash-spill site could break (Charlotte Observer) — A second stormwater pipe under a Duke Energy ash pond in Eden is in danger of failing, say state officials who ordered Duke to fix the problem Friday.

DENR identifies a third problem in Duke coal ash pond (WRAL-TV) — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has asked Duke Energy for assurances that a second pipe leak beneath a coal ash pond at its retired Dan River Steam Station near Eden will not result in additional discharges into the nearby river.

NC warns Duke Energy about second storm pipe under Dan River plant (Charlotte Business Journal) — N.C. environmental officials worry that a second leaking stormwater pipe under the Dan River Steam Station’s coal ash pond may fail. Duke Energy has 10 days to come up with a plan to repair the pipe.

Dan River pipes2

Map of Dan River Pipes and Discharges

Image by Peter Harrison, Waterkeeper Alliance

Join thousands of concerned citizens across the state and demand that Duke Energy stop poisoning our water with coal ash.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s