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Public Hearings on proposed MVP Southgate!

Aug. 19, 5-8 PM, Rockingham Comm. College, 215 Wrenn Memorial Rd., Wentworth
Aug. 20, 5-8 PM, Olde Dominion Ag Complex, 19783 U.S. Hwy. 29 S., Chatham
Aug. 22, 5-8 PM, Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Haw River

August 20, 7 PM, Enviva Public Hearing, Speak out to stop Enviva from expanding their wood pellet industry in NC! More info HERE, Northampton High School, Auditorium, 152 Hurricane Drive, Gaston

Aug. 28, 6:30 PM – Triangle Rising: Energy Justice for North Carolina ActionJoin with allies as we fight for energy justice and challenge the Duke Energy monopoly! Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Finlater Hall, Raleigh

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DEQ Public Meetings on Final Closure of 6 Major NC Coal Ash Sites

As DEQ announced the ranking of 6 large coal ash sites in NC as “low risk” on Nov. 14th, they also announced public “meetings” to give the public a chance to give input on closure plans for these sites. We know that Duke wants to close these sites by “Capping in Place” to save in cleanup costs, but that will only leave the ash looming over communities and leaching toxic contaminants into groundwater, dropping the leash on many major federal coal ash violations.  Clean Water for NC, along with the ACT Against Coal Ash Alliance, calls for complete excavation of ash at these sites and removal to lined, above ground sites on Duke Energy property!

Come out to one or more of these public information meetings to demand that DEQ holds Duke accountable for the toxic coal ash waste in our communities!  DEQ information here.

The meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Jan. 10 Belew’s Creek Steem Station meeting: Walnut Cove Elem. School
Address: 1211 Walnut Cove School Road, Walnut Cove

Jan. 15 Mayo Power Station meeting: Mayo Park Environmental Education Comm. Center
Address: 1013 Neal’s Store Rd, Roxboro

Jan. 17 Marshall Steam Station meeting: Sherrills Ford Elementary School
Address: 8103 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford

Jan. 22 Cliffside Steam Station meeting: Chase High School
Address: 1603 Chase High Rd, Forest City

Jan. 24 Roxboro Power Station meetingPerson High School
 Address: 1010 Ridge Rd, Roxboro

Jan. 29 mtg on Allen Steam StationStuart Cramer High School
Address: 101 Lakewood Road, Belmont

Environmental Justice Network Meets in Northampton County!

The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network will hold a meeting Saturday, Dec. 29, in Gaston, close to I-95! Hosted by The Concerned Citizens of Northampton County, this meeting will cover environmental and social justice topics, including impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and discussion of the election outcome.

Click HERE to Register to let us know you are coming, as lunch will be provided!
Please RSVP by 4PM on Friday, December 21

If you miss the 4PM deadline, email Belinda Joyner directly by 5PM on Sunday, Dec. 23 to RSVP: joynerjb60@yahoo.com

Saturday, December 29, 10 AM – 2 PM
Cool Spring Community Center
120 Cherry St.
Gaston, NC 
(Google Map directions)

Don’t forget to register by 4PM Friday, Dec. 21, if you are able to attend, or email Belinda at joynerjb60@yahoo.com by 5PM Sunday, Dec. 23!

Does Your Residential Well Need Testing after Flooding or Another Contamination Event?  

Do you suspect that a drinking water well may have been contaminated by floodwaters or another recent contamination event?  The Alliance of Carolinians Together (ACT) Against Coal Ash has funding to help you test your well for several common types of contamination. We’ve arranged with Pace Analytical Laboratories to analyze well water samples for community groups or impacted individuals for the following types of contamination if you see indications:

  • Coal Ash (indications include: grey powder on surface or suspended in water or within 1 mile of coal ash site) àTest for coal ash contaminants
  • Hog Waste or Sewage (indications include:  dark discoloration on ground near well, or sewage-like odor in water) à test forbacteria, ammonia and nitrate
  • Fuels from underground or above ground storage tanks. (indications: sheen on surface of water, fuel smell) à test fordrinking water volatile organic chemicals.

To get your sample vials delivered and be able to collect your samples, please email  hope@cwfnc.org with your phone number, a good time range to contact you, and what kind of contamination you suspect. We’ll call you within 72 hours to discuss your testing needs.

The ACT Against Coal Ash Relief Fund can cover all expenses for:

  • sending vials to you
  • picking up your samples by courier if necessary,
  • and analyzing them in the lab

Pace Analytical will send the invoices to Clean Water for NC to pay on behalf of ACT, but the lab results will be sent to you, the person or group who collects the samples.  Remember, there’s NO COST TO THE PERSON TAKING SAMPLES, but you need to contact hope@cwfnc.org to start the process.

Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Coal Combustion Residuals Rules: Monday, Oct. 15!

Please see some key concerns and talking points you can put in your own words HERE.

Where to send comments:

By Email: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov  – please put “CCR Rule” in the subject line

By U.S. Mail: Ellen Lorscheider, Deputy Director DWM, 1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646