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Welcome to Dukeville – Meet the People Impacted by Duke Energy’s Decision to Clean Up Coal Ash Pits on the Yadkin River

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by Camel City Dispatch

On Tuesday the Yadkin Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, reached a settlement with Duke Energy that requires the removal of all the coal ash from the unlined, leaking coal ash pits at Duke Energy’s Buck Steam Station facility on the Yadkin River in Salisbury, North Carolina. This is good news for the people who live near the plant.

Duke Energy, in a dig to the human beings who live near the Buck plant and have been vigorously advocating for clean water, issued a statement claiming that the decision was “Just business” and that coal ash is “safe”. They made no mention of the human cost of their profits.

In the Spring of 2016, CCD visited the people whose lives have been impacted by the plant. This is their story. Please take the time to watch and visit the men and women of Dukeville.

You can read the press release on this matter from the Yadkin Riverkeeper HERE.

Learn more about these filmmakers’ effort to produce a feature length documentary on the NC communities impacted by Coal Ash HERE.

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