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March 14: Clean Up Coal Ash at Cliffside Power Plant

March 14, 6pm, Boiling Springs Town Hall
114 E College Ave, Boiling Springs (directions)
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Additional location, same time and date:
Rutherford Isothermal Community College Auditorium
286 ICC Loop Rd, Spindale (directions)
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Please join us to call for a full cleanup of ash in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties at the Cliffside power plant (now called “Rogers Energy Complex.”) This is one of 14 hearings across North Carolina on the future of Duke Energy’s leaking, dangerous coal ash dumps.

Coal ash basin

One of the massive coal ash pits in Cleveland County. It looks pretty, but is a dangerous source of leaking toxins.

The Broad River, and folks in a rural community locally known as “the forgotten part of Cleveland County,” have been impacted by pollution from the massive plant for over 75 years. Yet NC’s Dept. of Environmental Quality rated 2 of 3 coal ash pits at the site ‘low priority’, and the other either ‘low’ or ‘intermediate’ priority, meaning almost 8 million pounds of coal ash could be dried up, covered, and left indefinitely to contaminate nearby ground and surface water! Here are some reasons why a ‘low priority’ ranking is wrong for Cliffside.

Stand with dozens of residents who can’t drink their well water and have health problems near the plant, and thousands who use the Broad River as a drinking water source or to fish and swim, in calling on DEQ not to leave Cliffside behind.

Can’t attend in person? You can submit written comments by email through April 18th to rogerscomments@ncdenr.gov, or at bbit.ly/cleancliffside.

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