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DEQ Hearing about Belews Creek Closure Plans

  • Walnut Cove Elementary School 1211 Walnut Cove School Road Walnut Cove, NC 27052 (map)
Photo by Keri Brown, WFDD

Photo by Keri Brown, WFDD

On January 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Walnut Cove Elementary School (1211 Walnut Cove School Road), NC DEQ will hold a public meeting to discuss whether Duke Energy should be allowed to leave millions of tons of coal ash in an unlined pit at Belews Creek, sitting in groundwater on Little Belews Creek, near Belews Lake and just upstream of the Dan River.

PLEASE COME! And tell DEQ to make Duke Energy remove its ash from this unlined polluting pit to safe, dry, lined storage away from the lake and the river and out of the groundwater. This is being done at every utility (including Duke Energy) coal ash pit in South Carolina and at 8 other sites in North Carolina. Walnut Cove and Stokes County deserve the same protections and the same respect!

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