Wayne County residents speak on Coal Ash

Wayne County residents speak out on impacts from Coal Ash

P1000544On Thursday, March 10th, community members in the Goldsboro area attended a public hearing and sought answers about the continued pollution of ground and surface water around the coal ash ponds on the banks of the Neuse River.  More than 20 people spoke on a variety off issues from the pollution of the Neuse River to public health concerns. Our Upper Neuse Riverkeeper also spoke at this meeting saying; “During the last year Duke Energy has said that all of the coal ash at HF Lee should be removed and I agree 100%. So the person suing the polluter and the polluter, Duke Energy, have agreed that all of the coal ash should be removed but we have yet to hear the Department of Environmental Quality say that they agree. I hope that after tonight, after DEQ hears from concerned and worried citizens they will also agree that the ash needs to be removed.”

Media Coverage of the Hearing

Coal Ash Notices and Election Year Ruse: Letter to the Editor by Matthew Starr, News and Observer

Residents ask for quick ash cleanup: Goldsboro News

Residents plan to speak out on coal ash ponds ahead of public hearing: WITN

DEQ proposes cleanup at H.F. Lee plant in Goldsboro: Public Radio East