The company has known about this ‘other’ contamination issue on the Dan River for some time and is covering some of the costs to upgrade Eden, N.C.’s — and other municipalities’ — drinking water treatment plants because of it.
By the way, here’s a post we did on this back in February.
From this power plant, a coal-waste substance known as bromide, discharged legally into the tributary, has been causing trouble for the downstream town of Madison and the city of Eden, as well as buyers of Madison’s and Eden’s drinking water, such as Rockingham County and Henry County, Va., according to public-record emails between officials with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Interactive maps and resources about coal ash dangers across the Southeast
If you’re in the Southeast and wanting to dig into the coal ash issue, here’s a website for you.
Mixing fly ash in soil can help farmers increase production of crops and vegetables at a time when fertilizer costs are soaring.
More from India on the use of coal ash as a soil additive in crops, something that is done in the U.S. (I hate to break it to you peanut lovers …)
Here’s a poll for those of you in the beneficial reuse industry on your use of coal ash in concrete:
Working with Joe Miller, of Sounds Like Joe Studios, on the voiceover for our next film trailer. #coalash #indiefilm #film #documentary #audio #photooftheday